Think Big- Buy Local- Support Small Business
Small Business Saturday is fast approaching. Come celebrate and support the Shop Small movement with us by shopping locally Saturday Nov 29th.
Some Small Business Facts
The 23 million small businesses in America account for 54% of all U.S. sales.
Small businesses provide 55% of all jobs and 66% of all net new jobs since the 1970s.
The 600,000 plus franchised small businesses in the U.S. account for 40% of all retail sales and provide jobs for some 8 million people.
The small business sector in America occupies 30-50% of all commercial space, an estimated 20-34 billion square feet.
Since 1990, as big business eliminated 4 million jobs, small businesses added 8 million new jobs.
The Windham Chamber is working with American Express to help spread the word about Small Business Saturday. The Windham Chamber is giving away “Shop Small” doormats, buttons and bags. If you are a small business participating in Small Business Saturday and want any of these marketing materials please contact us at 860.423.6389. You may also visit American Expresses’s website www.smallbusinesssaturday.com/ for additional free promotional help.
Starting on small business Saturday local businesses will be participating in the Windham Chamber’s Holiday Round Robin event. This event starts on small business Saturday and will continue for the next month. Consumers can create their very own charm bracelet by visiting these participating businesses and collecting this unique charms that represent each business. For more details, including the full list of participating businesses CLICK HERE.