Tomorrow is the first ever Small Business Saturday. It’s a day for us to support the small businesses in our community. The day is being supported by American Express OPEN, Facebook, National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), Yelp, and SCORE.
This is an important effort for our economic well-being. Here are some facts from their website:
Small businesses represent 99% of all employer firms.
Small businesses employ half of all private sector employees.
For every year over the past decade, almost 80% of new jobs were generated by small business.
For every $100 spent at a local small business, $68 returns to the community.
If we’re serious about wanting companies to create jobs, to put people back to work, and improve our economy, then it’s imperative that we get out there and support the small businesses in our community.
We want them to be successful. We need them to be successful.
As a small business owner, I learned a long time ago to support my community. My local neighborhood helps me be successful every day. And in exchange, I need to support those people and businesses who support me.
So whether it’s a little shopping at a local boutique or dinner at that charming neighborhood restaurant, take time tomorrow to support your local businesses.