Saturday, November 27, 2010

Today is Small Business Saturday!

While I love the big box stores as much as anyone, I firmly believe where you shop is important. I am a huge supporter of independent businesses, which is why I'm so excited today is Small Business Saturday!

Did you know that:

  • Out of every $100 spent at a local small business, $68 returns to the community?

  • Small businesses employ 50% of all private sector employees?

  • Small businesses represent 99.7% of all employer firms?

  • For every year over the last decade, 60-80% of new jobs were created by small businesses?

While supporting local small businesses is important, today there's a cash incentive to do so! If you are an American Express cardholder, register your card before heading out to the stores today. Shop at participating small businesses on Small Business Saturday. You will receive a $25 statement credit when you spend $25 or more at participating small businesses!

It doesn't state that you have to enroll before today (at least anywhere I could find), but that may have been a requirement. Of course, you will want to verify with the small businesses you frequent that they are participating in today's event. However, this promo is a great way to improve your local economy...& your own at the same time!

Thanks, The Coupon Project!

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