Small businesses owners and entrepreneurs will have an opportunity to learn how to secure loans from top lenders for their business or new ventures November 29, from 9 a.m.to 12 p.m.
According to the United States Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy, there are 333,078 small businesses across CT that makeup 97 percent of CT businesses.
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My mom has taken that mentality to heart with her shopping list centered around small businesses.
Coming one week after the Princeton Chamber of Commerce's Annual Christmas Walk, Small Business Saturday features a "Shop Small and Win Big" contest. Nearly half of CT employees are employed by small businesses. Plus, local small businesses stretch your dollar even farther by often banking locally, using local accountants, attorneys and investors and other professionals, buy as often as possible from local supporters and support their fellow businesses.
In the past few years the small business shopping holiday has grown.
Small Business Saturday was established by American Express in 2010 in response to the most pressing need of small-business owners - more customers - and has served as the ceremonial kickoff to the holiday shopping season for small businesses ever since.
"I am creating a Shop Small Passport, which will be distributed to shoppers", she said.
No purchase is necessary to receive the stamps and shoppers can enter the drawing multiple times by beginning the process again after visiting six different stores. "You know, there's so much that they do", said Scott Mayor Purvis Morrison. "It's nice to be able to get friends together and go from store to store to shop". Aaron Robins, general manager of the Clearbrook Walmart store in Roanoke County, said he expects this will translate into slightly lighter crowds for the in-store shopping spree.
"Small businesses are the engine of our national economy".
"Here, customers can see a lot of Montana work and meet the artists and know that the painting they just bought isn't mass produced", said Toot. The more successful our small local businesses remain, the more our economy thrives. "I mean when small businesses start packing up and leaving, you really realize what they mean".
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