Today is Small Business Saturday and we’re encouraging our friends to help us celebrate by supporting small local businesses in your community!
Even though these businesses are small, they’re using technology to make a big impact on their local economies. We’re doing our part by connecting these businesses and giving them the tools to succeed.
Did you know?
• There are more than 6.3 million small businesses* in the United States, and they earn nearly $892 billion annually in online sales.
• On average, small businesses that use broadband and have a website earn $675,000 more in annual revenues than small businesses without broadband.
• You can shop online from more than 3 million small businesses across the US.
• More than 1.9 million small businesses (30%) use the Internet to find and hire new employees, often keeping those dollars within the community by hiring local staff.
We hope you’ll take part in Small Business Saturday and do some of your holiday shopping locally. Small businesses are the backbone of our national economy and during these busy holiday shopping hours, your patronage can really make a difference.
*Small businesses=business establishments with 1-19 employees.
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