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  • Top tips to get ready for Small Business Saturday®

  • Top tips to get ready for Small Business Saturday®

    Top tips to get ready for Small Business Saturday®

    Shop Small®, Shop Chamber, Shop Local on Small Business Saturday®

    As an organization that serves local business owners and customers, The Chamber is proud to join with American Express to support the 10th annual Small Business Saturday® this Nov 30.

    Small Business Saturday was founded by American Express in 2010 to help strengthen local economies. Today, it’s a holiday shopping tradition and part of a nationwide Shop Small® Movement dedicated to supporting all kinds of small businesses. From the corner store to your favorite diner to a trendy online boutique, it’s unique small businesses like yours that help local communities stay vibrant.

    Participating in Small Business Saturday is a great way to reach new customers and promote your business. Here are some tips for getting involved on Nov 30:
    • Let your customers know that you plan to participate in Small Business Saturday. Visit AmericanExpress.com/MarketingSupport for free promotional assets, such as ready-made social posts, to show your support.
    • Connect with your community. Contact us to see how your business can participate in Small Business Saturday events and promotions.
    • If you’re a qualified American Express® Card–accepting merchant, you can get recommended to potential customers simply because you welcome the Card. Learn more at AmericanExpress.com/PromoteYourBusiness

    Did you know that approximately 67 cents of every dollar spent at a U.S. small business remains in that local community?* Supporting local businesses makes a difference.
    *Estimate from data on businesses with under 100 employees, as reported in Amex-commissioned 2018 Small Business Economic Impact Study, amex.co/another-reason-shop-small.

    In our region, 87% of FMWF Chamber members are small businesses, qualifying as having fewer than 50 employees. Find a list of all Chamber members at https://www.fmwfchamber.com/list/.

    Join us and American Express this Nov 30 to celebrate the 10th Small Business Saturday.

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