(information/statistics provided by American Express)
DAY ONE - 2010
The first-ever Small Business Saturday took place on Nov 27.
It encouraged people across the country to support small, local businesses.
THE DAY BECAME OFFICIAL - 2011
The United States Senate unanimously passed a resolution
of support for Small Business Saturday.
EVERY STATE IN THE UNION - 2012
From Washington D.C., to Washington State, governors, mayors, and
even President Obama championed Small Business Saturday.
NEIGHBORHOODS CELEBRATED THE DAY - 2013
The day continued to grow, with more individuals and local organizations
pledging to support the day as Neighborhood Champions. 1450+ Neighborhood Champions signed up to rally their communities.
SMALL BUSINESSES OWNED THE DAY - 2014
American Express encouraged small business owners to take
charge of the day, helping them promote their businesses with free
personalized ads, which appeared millions of times across the web. An estimated $14.3 billion was spent at small independent businesses on the day
ONE FOR THE BOOKS - 2015
Shoppers supported their neighborhood businesses like never before,
continuing to embrace the day as a holiday shopping tradition. An estimated 95 million people went out to shop at small businesses.
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