SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY
First there was Black Friday, then Cyber Monday. Now, there's Small Business Saturday, the day people support small businesses!
Pledge to shop small on Nov 29th. By choosing to shop local, you can directly impact your community. The money is reinvested in your community to fund local schools, hire more police, officers and improve roads. When you spend $100 at an independent business, $68 returns to the local community. Spend that same amount at a national chain and it drops to $43.
"Nine in 10 Americans believe small business success is critical to the health of the U.S. economy, and Small Business Saturday translates this sentiment into dollars and cents for independent retailers," said Maryann Fitzmaurice, senior vice-president of American Express OPEN.
Take the challenge and help your community. Your choices can change your community.
With every purchase you make, think about the impact you have on your local businesses. Buy your morning coffee from an independent coffeehouse, shop for your plants from a locally owned nursery, or visit a servicing dealer for outdoor power equipment instead of buying from a national chain. Think about the impact you can have with every purchase you make. Learn more. >>