Shoppers spend locally for Small Business Saturday - WNEM TV 5

Shoppers spend locally for Small Business Saturday

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BAY COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -         About 140 million people are expected to shop over the Thanksgiving weekend, most will shop on Black Friday. But others will spend this Saturday supporting local businesses, as part of Small Business Saturday.
Since its inception in 2010, Americans have responded in growing numbers, with more than $5.7 billion spent last year alone by consumers who were aware it was Small Business Saturday, according to the National Federation of Independent Business and American Express.
 Small businesses provide 55% of all jobs and 66% of all new jobs since the 1970's.
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