Lessons Learned From “Small Business Saturday”

Submitted by Jen Jones on Thu, 12/01/2011 - 8:31pm

Lessons Learned From “Small Business Saturday”

We’ve talked a lot about the recent record-breaking Black Friday, but it was our nation’s President who instead promoted shopping on the second annual “Small Business Saturday,” a day (November 26) devoted to spurring growth and hiring in some of our country’s most hard-hit business sectors.

According to Reuters, “Promoting "Small Business Saturday", the second annual event to help Main Street merchants in a tough U.S. economy, [President] Obama visited a local bookstore with Malia, 13, and Sasha, 10, in the diverse, upscale Du Pont Circle area of downtown Washington.

"This is Small Business Saturday so we're out here supporting small businesses," said Obama, standing next to Malia who was hugging an armful of books to her chest. To help merchants at the start of the most important shopping season of the year, Obama signed a message of support on Wednesday that noted small businesses "are the backbone of our economy and the cornerstones of our nation's promise."

The President’s words ring true in an era where slumps in spending at small businesses from California to the Carolinas have meant major hits to the American job market and staggering unemployment in the years since the economic recession officially ended.

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