Published On: Sun, Nov 14th, 2010

What You Need To Know About Small Business Saturday (Especially If You Own One)

First there was Black Friday, then Cyber Monday. This year, November 27th is the first ever Small Business Saturday, a day to support the local businesses that create jobs, boost the economy and preserve neighborhoods around the country. Small Business Saturday is a national movement to drive shoppers to local merchants across the U.S. 

More than a dozen advocacy, public and private organizations have already joined American Express OPEN, the company’s small business unit, in declaring the Saturday after Thanksgiving as Small Business Saturday.

What it means for Shoppers?

As part of our commitment to supporting small businesses, American Express is giving registered Cardmembers a $25 statement credit when they shop at small businesses on Small Business Saturday.

What it means for the community?

Show your support for small businesses. “Like” Small Business Saturday and American Express will donate $1 —up to $500,000— to Girls Inc. to teach young women to be the entrepreneurs of tomorrow.

Remember of every $100 that is spent in local business, $68 of it stays in the community.

What does it mean for the Small Business?

Get $100 of FREE, customizable Facebook advertising so that you can begin leveraging the power of Social Media and increase sales this holiday season.

Need help getting started?

I am providing FREE assistance personally to the first 5 Latino owned business who qualify for this promotion. You can email me your info at

If you own a small business in Long Island, there is an amazing group of professionals I work with @LITweetup that will be setting up FREE assistance for the first 20 business that sign up who qualify for this offer. You can email us at

Please provide a quick bio of your business and let us know if you have any web presence at all, include all links.


Join the movement, spread the word!

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What You Need To Know About Small Business Saturday (Especially If You Own One)