Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday sits Small Business Saturday, a day dedicated to helping small businesses and their communities. By supporting local, independently owned small businesses, we're helping to create jobs and boost the economy in neighborhoods around Chicago.
Small Business Saturday was created by American Express to promote and draw awareness to the small businesses that are so vital to our national economy. In 2012, more than 2.7 million Facebook users, 230 public and private organizations, 75 corporations, and elected officials in all 50 states declared their support for Small Business Saturday.
In 2012, over one hundred million people shopped small on Small Business Saturday. This year, Small Business Saturday is November 24th and we want to help make the day even bigger. Choose Chicago recognizes the importance of small business in Chicago, the jobs they help create, and the culture they instill in our neighborhoods.
If you are an independently owned business and interested in marketing your organization on Small Business Saturday, you may qualify for the following tools from American Express:
- A personalized free online ad designed to drive traffic to your company Facebook page
- Social media tools that promote Small Business Saturday
- Personalized point-of-purchase materials to show your involvement in Small Business Saturday
- Searchable map placement to help consumers find American Express Card accepting small businesses
For more information about where to shop or how to promote your independently owned business around Small Business Saturday, visit shopsmall.com.