Small Business Saturday
Saturday, November 29, 2014 is Small Business Saturday® – a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. Please join the SBA and organizations across the country in supporting your local small business by shopping at a small business.
THE BIG DAY BEGAN
The first-ever Small Business Saturday was held on Nov 27. It encouraged people across the country to support small, local businesses, and started a holiday shopping tradition.
(US Senate Officially Recognized the Day)
THE DAY BECAME OFFICIAL
From Washington, D.C., to Washington State, governors, mayors, senators, and even President Obama all voiced their support for Small Business Saturday.
SMALL BUSINESSES OWNED THE DAY
American Express encouraged small business owners to take charge of the day, helping them promote their business through free, personalized ads, which appeared millions of times across the web.
ESTIMATED $5.5 BILLION SPENT AT SMALL INDEPENDENT BUSINESSES ON THE DAY.
NEIGHBORHOODS CELEBRATED THE DAY
More neighborhoods than ever celebrated Small Business Saturday, with individuals and local organizations pledging to support the day as Neighborhood Champions.
1,450+ NEIGHBORHOODS SIGNED UP TO RALLY THEIR COMMUNITIES
In 2010, American Express founded Small Business Saturday to help businesses with their most pressing need — getting more customers. The day encourages people to shop at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The single day has grown into a powerful movement, and more people are taking part than ever before.
For more information visit: https://www.americanexpress.com/us/small-business/shop-small/