Think Small this Small Business Saturday

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SBA Portland District Office

Third annual Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday, a day dedicated to celebrating and supporting small businesses on one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year, is Nov. 24, 2012.

Shoppers gear up for Black Friday and Cyber Monday; now Small Business Saturday provides an opportunity for shoppers to support the small businesses that create jobs, boost the economy and preserve neighborhoods around the country.

In 2011, Small Business Saturday spurred 103 million Americans to shop at independently-owned small businesses. “By shopping at small businesses, our money goes right back into the local economy, directly contributing to job growth here in the community,” said Acting District Director Robert DuCotè.

For more information and to participate, visit the SBA’s website for Small Business Saturday at www.sba.gov/saturday. The site also provides tips for holiday marketing, hiring temporary workers and gearing up for the holiday season.

Date: 11/20/2012 Author Information: Kellie.Randall@sba.gov