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Small Business Saturday

Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday, not only because of the food, but because it gives me a chance to think about what I’m thankful for. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, I am especially thankful to live in a society that supports one another. Not only were families, friends, and neighbors affected, but local shops and businesses, as well.  In this time of thanksgiving and the holidays, what better way to say thanks to our neighbors by supporting small business during Small Business Saturday?

Tacoma cash mob

Photography by Scott Haydon

Small Business Saturday, started by American Express in 2010, takes place each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The idea is to support local small businesses to help invigorate the economy and keep communities thriving. The program increases exposure to the “Shop Small” concept during one of the biggest shopping weekends of the year. According to the Small Business Saturday website, last year “over 100 million people came out to shop at independently-owned small businesses. Now, in its third year, Small Business Saturday will be even bigger.”

The UPS Store is proud to be a corporate supporter of Small Business Saturday. We encourage customers to “shop small” and support their local economy. The UPS Store network of over 4,300 locations are all independently owned and operated. Our center owners understand firsthand the importance of supporting small business.

Tacoma cash mob

Photography by Scott Haydon

In addition to participating in Small Business Saturday, The UPS Store shows its support of small business throughout the year. We’ve sponsored cash mobs in various cities across the country (most recently in Tacoma, Washington) launched a new small business site with tips and exclusive savings for Small Business owners, and we’re continuing to develop new innovative ways to help entrepreneurs thrive.

So, join us and the millions of other Americans in supporting the local small businesses in your community on November 24, and help us to say thank you to the thousands of small business owners across the country that create jobs and provide economic stimulus this holiday season and beyond. See you there!

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