Saturday, November 27th will be the first ever Small Business Saturday. The day is sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber-Monday, the two largest shopping days of the year. Small Business Saturday is an initiative supported by American Express where shoppers are encouraged to visit and spend with small businesses located in their communities. Join the movement, spread the word.
“Like” Small Business Saturday on Facebook through the link above and American Express will donate $1 up to$500,000 to Girls Inc. to teach young women to be the entrepreneurs of tomorrow. In addition, American Express is giving registered card members a $25 statement credit when they shop at small businesses on Small Business Saturday. For businesses registering for Small Business Saturday that also have a Facebook page, you qualify for up to $100 of free Facebook advertising.
Please visit the Small Business Saturday Website for all of the terms and conditions. Register as well and during the holiday season help the economy by way of small business owners and shop locally. We can all work together to support each other. The Comfort Inn Middletown is individually owned and operated and qualifies as a small business. We do and will do all we can to support your local business.
Find out how Small Business Saturday got it’s start on alwaysupward.com. Sometimes a mission can begin on a simple post with a great idea on your blog that ends up going viral. Visit the 3/50 website that promotes spending $50 per month at three local businesses in your area.
Needless to say, we think this is a great idea and love that they are leveraging social media via Facebook and Twitter to promote it. Here’s to hoping for your support of small business.
Update 11/22/10 We are collecting local businesses that are participating in Small Business Saturday through our Facebook Page and in the comments below. Drop us a line in either place and we’ll gladly add a link to your business. (Plus as a registered American Express card holder, I want to know where to shop!)
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