Survey Shows Impact of Small Business Saturday

This Saturday, small businesses across the country will be opening its doors with deals for consumers. There were over 6,700 neighborhood champions who organized events and activities to rally their neighborhoods last year, which was a 63 percent increase from the year prior.

"When you shop at a locally owned small business almost 20 to 25 cents more for every dollar spent stays in Van Wert County", added Baisden. This national Shop Small® marketing campaign also coincides with holiday events and activities already planned in many Kentucky Main Street (KYMS) communities. "We are proud to partner with American Express to bring attention to the importance of small business and look forward to another successful Small Business Saturday". "As shoppers visit each business they receive a stamp in their passport".

Forty-three percent or 71 million are expected to shop on Saturday, with 76 percent doing so to specifically to support small business.

By shopping or dining at your favorite local places in the city throughout the year, you're showing your support for small businesses and making a positive impact here.

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"We are just now starting to see an uptick for holiday shopping, which is a little earlier than I expected", Hull said.

A Shop Small hospitality booth will be set up in Pineapple Grove by the Banyan tree in front of Addison Gallery (206 Ne 2nd Street, Delray Beach) from 10 a.m.to 1 p.m. and from 1:30 p.m.to 4 p.m.in front of Hands Office & Art Supply (325 E. Atlantic Ave.).

"Consumers will benefit from competitive promotions both in stores and online lasting the course of the weekend, allowing them to find the best gifts at the lowest prices", said NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay. Social media can be incredibly helpful to us as well. Also Cotton Tails Children's Boutique is rewarding customers with a $15 gift card for purchases of $100 or more. "(Small businesses) are the backbone of our whole national economy, and the largest employer". The administration reports that between 53 percent and 62 percent of employment in Macomb County is by small businesses. They may also employ a family member or friend.

But Goldthwait said there are many challenges to owning and operating a small business. Many of them will post information here first. Everyone wants businesses to grow and for people to be employed. "There is a love that goes in to all of these businesses". The Yuletide event attracts hundreds of people each year, many of whom O'Brien hopes take advantage of sales at downtown specialty shops.

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