RANDOLPH CENTER, Vt (Nov. 14, 2022) – As an organization dedicated to Vermont’s small business owners and entrepreneurs, the Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC) would like to encourage Vermonters to shop small on November 26, Small Business Saturday.
Small Business Saturday is designated as a day to celebrate and support small businesses, and all they do for their communities.
“Small businesses are the heart of Vermont’s economy and we want to celebrate all that they mean to our communities and to our state,” said Linda Rossi, VtSBDC’s State Director. “We hope that Vermonters will join VtSBDC, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and other organizations across the country in supporting local small businesses by shopping at a small business on Nov. 26, and hopefully all year round.”
Founded by American Express in 2010 and officially cosponsored by SBA since 2011, Small Business Saturday has become an important part of small businesses’ busiest shopping season. Historically, reported projected spending among U.S. consumers who shopped at independent retailers and restaurants on Small Business Saturday reached an estimated $23.3 billion according to a survey commissioned by American Express.
The highly successful team of SBA, Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP), and American Express will be kicking off the 2022 holiday season by encouraging consumers to support our nation’s nearly 32 million independent businesses this Small Business Saturday and all holiday season long.
How You Can Participate
- Find participating small businesses in your area
For small business owners
- Get free Small Business Saturday marketing materials - including sample posters, and social media resources
For partner organizations
- Follow news on VtSBDC for all the latest updates on #ShopSmall
- Follow SBA on social media for all the latest updates on #ShopSmall
VtSBDC (Vermont Small Business Development Center), is funded in part by the SBA and the State of Vermont Agency of Commerce.