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Support Your Favorite Local Small Businesses

November 27th will mark the first-ever “Small Business Saturday,” a day to support the small businesses that we care about. The day will celebrate the small businesses that boost our local economies and preserve our neighborhood character.

According to American Express OPEN:

  • According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, an estimated 27.5 million small businesses operated in the United States in 2009, and they created 65 percent of net new jobs.
  • 90% of Americans would personally pledge their support for a “buy local” movement in their communities to support small businesses they value.
  • 91% of Americans have local small businesses that they would miss if they close.
  • 92% of Americans agree small business success is critical to our economy.
  • 99% of Americans agree it’s important to support small businesses they value in their community.
  • For every $100 spent in locally owned independent stores, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll and other expenditures.

Through our partnership with American Express OPEN, the division of card products and services devoted exclusively to small business owners, we are pleased to invite you to join this national movement to help drive business to small business.

Ways to get involved:

  • Spread the word about Small Business Saturday with sharing tools on, www.facebook.com/smallbusinesssaturday and through Twitter using the hashtag #SmallBusinessSaturday.
  • Give shout-outs to your favorite local shops and restaurants so your networks help the businesses you love do more business.
  • Small business owners can also download a number of social media tools and promotional materials to create buzz for their business through Small Business Saturday.

You can visit www.facebook.com/smallbusinesssaturday to learn more, join the movement, spread the word and give a shout out to your favorite local stores and restaurants! Also, watch SCORE CEO, Ken Yancey, speak on MSNBC about the impact Small Business Saturday will have on the success of small businesses!

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