Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Small Business Saturday
Have you seen the advertisements for Small Business Saturday sponsored by American Express?
What a great initiative to get Americans to shop small. Entrepreneurship is the key to America's success. And even more essential is the small business. We are the backbone of the American economy. Our success is dependent on the American people investing and taking the time to frequent our shops and utilize our services. Many small business do not have a physical storefront but a virtual storefront, and it is imperative to take a little effort to find out where and how you can support small business.
Small Business Saturday is a positive step toward promoting the necessity of maintaining the businesses owned and operated by our neighbors. These are the individuals that dedicate their lives to their product and community. And they take on the risk of operating a business, especially in a tough economy.
Without the local hardware store, the florist shop, the real estate office or gift shop, our towns and communities would lose their individualistic and unique identity. Our homes would be settled in a sea of big box labels and we would have no namesake reinventing our own communities.
Visit the website and find out how you can support your local small businesses.
Have a great Thanksgiving and Happy Holidays!