WASHINGTON, Nov. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mark your calendar, now in its sixth year, Small Business Saturday (November 28) is a day where every shopper can play a part to support their local economy and the small business owners who provide the majority of our economic growth. Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet, the head of the U.S. Small Business Administration and a member of President Obama's Cabinet, made the following statement:
"On Saturday, November 28, please join the U.S. Small Business Administration in supporting America's small business and entrepreneur community by participating in the sixth annual 'Small Business Saturday' and encouraging American consumers to 'shop small'. Small Business Saturday plays a key role in driving customer traffic and growing revenue for our 28 million independent businesses during the important holiday retail season. We're also encouraging consumers to 'dine small' by grabbing a bite at a local eatery.
"By shopping local and small the majority of the money stays within the community. Small business owners and Main Street businesses are the fabric of our daily lives. They have energy and passion for what they do, and when we support small businesses, jobs are created and local communities preserve their unique culture. The SBA provides small business owners with access to counseling services, capital to grow or start their business, and a connection to the federal marketplace and corporate supply chain. More than anything, these entrepreneurs also need customers. Small Business Saturday also provides us an opportunity to honor and celebrate the hardworking men and women that are creating jobs and fueling the economy in their local neighborhoods."
Show your support on social media via @SBAGov, #SmallBizSat, #ShopSmall, #Dine Small. For more details visit www.sba.gov/SmallBusinessSaturday and for a full listing of the Small Business Saturday Coalition members, please visit www.shopsmall.com/SUPPORTERS.
Cosponsorship Authorization #16-2050-01. SBA's participation in this cosponsored activity is not an endorsement of the views, opinions products or services of any cosponsor or other person or entity. All SBA programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.
ABOUT THE U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (SBA)
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses. Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, the SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S.Virgin Islands and Guam. www.sba.gov
Release Number: 15-91
SOURCE U.S. Small Business Administration