The City of Lauderdale Lakes is proud to join American Express and organizations throughout the country to promote Small Business Saturday on November 25, 2017. Founded by American Express in 2010, this special day celebrates and brings national attention to small businesses during one of the busiest shopping days of the year.
Some 29 million small businesses in the US
According to the most recent data from the United States Small Business Administration (SBA), there are currently 28.8 million small businesses in the United States that represent more than 99.7% percent of American employer firms, create more than two-thirds of the net jobs, and generate over 54% of U.S. sales.
This is the second consecutive year that the City of Lauderdale Lakes has promoted Small Business Saturday in honor of seven hundred (700) organizations that have served as a catalyst to boosting the economy, creating jobs and making significant investments in the community.
City Commission adopts resolution
On November 7, the City Commission formally adopted a Resolution supporting Small Business Saturday and honoring small business owners. “I encourage the community to show appreciation in recognition of Small Business Saturday® and encourage them to shop Lauderdale Lakes,” said Mayor Hazelle Rogers.
Here are some ways to participate before, during and after the big day:
- Tell family, friends and neighbors to support small businesses
- Mention a favorite local business using #ShopSmall and #SmallBizSat on Facebook Small Business Saturday® is one of many ways to support local businesses.
The City of Lauderdale Lakes will continue to identify, promote and implement initiatives for the betterment of the business community.
For more information on this promotion, please call Economic Development at 954-535-2490
For more initiatives of the City of Lauderdale Lakes, click the link: FMC / Lauderdale Lakes Mayor’s Health Challenge