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Shop small during the holidays

  • Written by Calvin W. Goings, SBA Regional Administrator

During the holiday season, Americans across the country have a unique opportunity to strengthen their local economies, support their communities and get great services and products by shopping small — shopping at small businesses, that is.  The holidays give us all the chance to reconnect with our neighbors and, whether you’re grabbing a cup of coffee from the shop around the corner or patronizing a local book store, every purchase at a small business makes a difference in your community.

America’s 28 million small businesses are the backbone of our economy, creating two out of every three net new private sector jobs, and we all have a role in helping small businesses succeed.  At the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), we are committed to ensuring small businesses have access to the capital, counseling, and contracting opportunities they need to start and grow a business.

On November 30, millions of Americans shopped small in celebration of Small Business Saturday.

By shopping small and supporting local business during the rest of this holiday season, we can all help give millions of families the opportunity to achieve the American dream.

For more information about the small business resources in your community, contact the Seattle District Office at (206) 553-7310.

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