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11/23/2011

Small Business Saturday – THIS WEEKEND!

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This year, why don’t you celebrate November 26th as Small Business Saturday®, a day dedicated to supporting our country’s small businesses on one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year? The U.S. Small Business Administration is encouraging every American to support small businesses by doing some of their holiday shopping on the Saturday after Thanksgiving at their local small businesses. And, of course, we here at GDEcD think that’s just a splendid idea.

Small businesses are the foundation of our state’s economy – 95% of Georgia’s businesses employ less than 50 people, and we are ranked #1 for entrepreneurial activity. Small Business Saturday® is an opportunity to show our support for our friends and neighbors who work hard growing our local economies throughout the year. Think of turning to Georgia’s mom and pop hardware stores, art galleries, small restaurants, book stores, toy stores, and music stores for your holiday shopping!
For more information on how to support Small Business Saturday® in your area, or to get great Small Business Saturday® marketing tips and resources, check out www.sba.gov/saturday or visit Facebook.com/smallbusinesssaturday. As always, you can follow the conversation on Twitter with #SmallBizSat.
When we all shop small, it will be huge!
Mary Ellen McClanahan
Director, Entrepreneur & Small Business Development
Project Manager, Existing Industry/Metro Atlanta

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