Sunday, November 18, 2012

Small Business Saturday! Hooray for Shopping!

Friday November 23 is Black Friday. Monday, November 26 is Cyber Monday. Did you know that Saturday, November 24 is Small Business Saturday? In 2010, American Express created Small Business Saturday to “as a way to help generate more awareness of local, small businesses.”

Many veterans and military spouses own and operate small businesses. The Military Spouse Business Association or MSBA has a directory of military spouse-owned businesses. Many home-based businesses, such as Scentsy and Pampered Chef are small businesses. Also, check out Veteran Owned Businesses for a directory of veteran-owned businesses near you.

So,while you’re out shopping, don’t forget to support your local businesses, especially those owned by military spouses. The official Small Business Saturday website provides a map and allows you to search for local businesses in your area.

Also, if you’re thinking about starting your own business, the links provided on this page can point you in the right direction. Happy shopping!

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