We believe in the power of small business. As they influence local economies and foster the entrepreneurial spirit the U.S. thrives on, the impact these businesses make cannot be ignored.small business saturday

This year, the special holiday created to celebrate these businesses (Small Business Saturday) falls on November 28th. Building off last year’s momentum, consumers nationwide are encouraged to shop small and support their local businesses. In 2014, shoppers spent $14.3 billion at small businesses and showed their support on social media using the ShopSmall and SmallBizSat hashtags over 126,000 times on the actual day.

We are proud to announce that we are an official supporter of 2015’s Small Business Saturday. Because of this, we’ve put together some fun visuals for you to look at in order to understand greater the true impact of small businesses.

It is our hope that we will inspire you to get your business involved with this year’s holiday or at least support others in your community by shopping small.

Click to tweet these stats:

An estimated $14.3 billion was spent at small businesses last year.

88 million people shopped small last year. Did you? #SmallBizSat by the numbers.

77% of U.S. consumers say #SmallBizSat makes them want to #shopsmall all year long.

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small biz sat infographic

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