It’s the tenth anniversary of Small Business Saturday tomorrow, comfortably sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Consumers are encouraged to support the small businesses that are the backbone of Houston.
“We have about 600,000 small businesses, and most of the businesses in Houston – 99.5% of all businesses in Houston -- are small,” says Charles Abell, PIO for the SBA in the Houston area.
Those account for 65% of all new jobs and 44% of the nation’s output.
“Go out to your restaurants, your retails stores,” suggests Abell. "A lot of them are going to be having sales, and a lot of your strip shopping centers are going to be doing their own celebrations.” Of course Santa will be at a number of them!
In 2018, Small Business Saturday garnered $17.8 billion dollar for businesses in America. Many shoppers say they heard about it from word of mouth.
Pass it on!