Shop Small and Shop Local this Holiday Season

Small Business Saturday Support from American Express

As a business owner who accepts credit cards you get more benefit from your merchant account with Small Business Saturday support from American Express. It is not too late to visit their marketing studio to customize the materials that you need. Choose from printed or digital assets, and other help for you to promote that you are a local business.

Whether you are a retailer, restaurateur, home-services or professional service provider – an independent or franchised brand – you are a local business owner AND part of the community.

It doesn’t matter if you accept credit cards online, in person via your POS System or via text to pay, your customers and clients can pay for their products, foods and services the way they choose.

Shop Local and Shop Small

It is important to remind your customers, clients and extended community that you are open. Remind them to shop local and shop small supporting their local community small business owners.

Small Business Saturday is coming up soon, in fact it is Saturday November 26th. (It is always the first Saturday after Thanksgiving.)

You can add, update or view your business online here to let people who are looking to “shop small” where to go. Also, be sure to post this information on your website, social media channels and wherever you share news with your followers.

Reasons To Shop Local

Do not be left out of this important movement!

There is more Small Business Saturday support than just from American Express.

According to the Small Business Administration, there are 33.2 million small businesses in the United States. This this is a whopping 99.9% of all American businesses! The statistics the SBA, American Express and your merchant services team collect can help you to articulate the importance of you and your business!!

When customers shop local, they should know that 67% of the revenues are reinvested from spending by owners, employees and suppliers right in their local community.

This is such an important day for local businesses. The US Chamber of Commerce has supported Small Business Saturday over the last 12 years to help business owners leverage the resources available. In addition, Small Business Saturday was recognized by the US Senate in 2011 with an official resolution.

Do not wait to make the most of this important day.

Get Ready for Small Business Saturday

  1. Create your custom materials.
  2. Post the information online and everywhere.
  3. Share the good news and statistics – they mean a lot.
  4. Use the support you have available to you.

We are here for you, too. If you need to update your software, back office settings, POS System or equipment please reach out. It is time to make this holiday season the best yet.

Be sure to use the support you have from these and other resources. We are excited for this holiday and the benefits you have as a small business owner.