It’s no secret that small businesses are struggling amid the pandemic, and some are still grappling with the effects of the pandemic—higher input costs, changing consumer habits, and higher labor costs if they If workers can be found. Kind of like long-haul COVID for businesses.
However, the resilience of small businesses should never be underestimated. For many entrepreneurs, their can-do attitude was what drove them to start a business in the first place, and the same attitude has helped them succeed and persevere through the pandemic.
Small Business Saturday is designed to help small businesses capture more of consumer spending during the holiday season. This year, Small Business Saturday is November 10th. 26 and will mark 13day This year Americans stepped up efforts to support small businesses in our hometown.
Last year, shoppers came together to support their local communities, with small businesses hitting a record Saturday and independent retailers and restaurants reporting an estimated $23.3 billion in spending, according to American Express.
Let’s keep the momentum going – small businesses need our support now more than ever as they continue to grapple with the long-term impact of the pandemic and transition to steady, steady growth.
America’s 33 million small businesses, 75,000 of them in North Dakota, or 98.8% of all North Dakota businesses, need our help to “Shop Small” throughout the holiday season and on Small Business Saturdays. Please join me in shopping at your local small business and dining at an independently owned restaurant during the holiday season and throughout the year.
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