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Small Business Saturday in Delaware

We’ve all heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, days dedicated to door busters and deals kick starting the holiday shopping season. And now, there’s Small Business Saturday.

It’s a day to support small businesses nationwide on one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year. Businesses the U.S. Small Business Administration says create jobs, boost the economy and employ over half of all private sector employees.

“It takes an entire community to support small business success,” said Jayne Armstrong, District Director of the SBA’s Delaware office. “Small Business Saturday is a great start, but it is only a start. Small businesses need our ongoing support – every day of the year.”

This year’s Small Business Saturday is Nov. 26, 2011.

Senator Tom Carper (D-Del) stopped by several Dover-area small businesses Tuesday, encouraging Delawareans to take part in Small Business Saturday. Sen. Carper also recorded a public service annoucement.

“I want to encourage shoppers to visit their neighborhood small businesses every day, but especially on Nov. 26, which is Small Business Saturday,” said Carper in his PSA. “We need to boost our national economy, but we can’t forget to also lend a hand to the Main Street businesses right here in the First State.”

Nov. 26 marks the second annual Small Business Saturday. It its inaugural year, in 2010, more than 1.2M Facebook users, 130 small business advocate groups, public and private organizations and government leaders joined the movement.

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