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Small Business Saturday Proclamations by States Support Local Economic Development

Monday, December 01, 2014

By Economic Development Blog

Small Business Saturday is now a well known day, with seven in ten Americans aware that the day after Black Friday is a time to shop local and support small businesses in your own community.

Just in case anyone is still wondering if it’s an official thing, the federal government as well as states all over the map from coast to coast are promoting Small Business Saturday through different channels, events and proclamations.

The U.S. Small Business Administration wants to extend the fifth Small Business Saturday into the evening by asking people to support entrepreneurs in the food and beverage industry.

The SBA has teamed up with the National Restaurant Association, and they’re encouraging “families who shop small to #DineSmall at local restaurants and watering holes in the evening.”

They’re also urging small businesses to use the power of social media to spread the word about their Small Business Saturday promos and specials (#SmallBizSat, #DineSmall and #ShowUsYourMenu on Twitter).

States are doing their bit through proclamations officially declaring Nov 29 as Small Business Saturday this year.

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