If you don't feel like going over to the other website (the title of the post is a link) I'll retype some of their facts here:
- For every year in the last decade 60-80% of new jobs were created by small buisnesses.
- For every $100 spent at small local business $68 gets returned to the community.
Need more incentive? If you have an American express card you can register it and receive a $25 credit if you spend $25 or more at a small independently owned business on Saturday and use your American Express Card!! Sign up here. I'm a little confused if all 'eligible merchants' ("any independently owned small businesses that accept the American Express Card") are 'participating merchants' but I'm looking for clarification.
I thought this was a great idea so I wanted to pass it along. No one is asking for exclusivity, just a little love for the small businesses.