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Small Business Saturday – a reminder of the importance of doing business locally

Special to The Clinton Courier

Small Biz SatSmall Business Saturday is dedicated to backing a diverse range of local businesses that help create jobs, boost the economy, and help communities thrive across the country.

According to Small Business Saturday 2020, U.S. shoppers who shopped at independent retailers and restaurants on Small Business Saturday reported spending a record high total of an estimated $19.8 billion, up from $19.6 in 2019.

Ninety-seven percent of shoppers recognize the impact they can make by shopping small, and eighty-five percent of them also encouraged friends and family to do so, too.

Fifty-six percent of Small Business Saturday shoppers reported they shopped online with a small business on the day, an increase from forty-three percent in 2019.

Clintonians are encouraged to shop small and shop local, not just on Small Business Saturday, set this year for November 27, but for the entire holiday season and beyond.

Small businesses in Clinton are not limited to retail shopping and dining – services such as auto repair, dental and medical, insurance, janitorial, cosmetic and hair, business consulting, accounting, financial, legal, gym, real estate and technology services – and many more — are all available from small, local business owners right within the city limits.

Spending money locally keeps tax dollars, income, employees and businesses in Clinton, and they cannot survive without the support of the community.

For more information about the Small Business Saturday program, visit www.AmericanExpress.com/us/small-business/shop-small/.



 

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