This Saturday, November 25th, is Small Business Saturday across the United States. This day is dedicated to celebrating and supporting small businesses and all they contribute to our communities. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, there were 1.2 million small business in Illinois with 2.4 million employees in 2016!
You can check out the Small Business Administration page to see a video for Small Business Saturday, find links for businesses, and shoppers! Small business owner can find customizable materials to promote your physical location, online shop, and/or social media for Small Business Saturday here. If you’d like to support small businesses in your community, visit your favorite, local shops or you can find a list of participating businesses near you here.
In addition, you can share Small Business Saturday on Social Media using the hashtag #ShopSmall.
If you’re interested in starting a business, or already own a small business, here are some resources for you: