Celebrate “Small Business Saturday” to Support Local Cleveland Businesses

The City of Cleveland is proud to celebrate and participate in the fifth annual Small Business Saturday tomorrow, November 29, 2014. Falling between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Small Business Saturday is a day to celebrate and support the small independently-owned businesses that help boost our local economy.

“Small Business Saturday was created in an effort to get shoppers to support locally-owned small businesses,” said Executive Small Business Development Director Kevin Schmotzer. “If you purchase locally from a small business, it is more likely that the dollars you spend will recycle and return to the local economy than revenue from a national retailer.”

The City of Cleveland Department of Economic Development and TV20 will be visiting and interviewing local small businesses on Saturday, November 29, 2014 (see provided itinerary) to showcase the high-quality goods and services available here in Cleveland.

Since its inception, Small Business Saturday has served as the ceremonial kickoff to the busy holiday shopping season for small, independently-owned businesses. In 2013, millions of consumers shopped at independently-owned small business spending $5.7 billion on the day – up from $5.5 billion in 2012.

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