U.S. Small Business Administration: SBA and Wisconsin communities join Small Business Saturday

Contacts: Shirah Apple
(414) 297-1096/414-841-7013
[email protected]

Thirty-three Cities and Towns, Hundreds of Small Businesses Involved

MILWAUKEE—- The U.S. Small Business Administration is the government agency that helps small businesses succeed, grow and create jobs. During this holiday season, SBA is encouraging every American to shop small and make a big impact in your local community. SBA is a proud supporter of Small Business Saturday, a day dedicated to supporting small businesses on one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year. This year’s Small Business Saturday is Nov. 30, 2013.

“Small businesses are the foundation of our economy – half of America’s workers either own or work for a small business,” said Frank Demarest, Deputy District Director for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Wisconsin office. “Small Business Saturday is an opportunity to show our support for our friends and neighbors who throughout the year are growing our local economy, as well as supporting many local initiative and organizations.”

Small Business Saturday is a day to support the local small businesses that create jobs, boost the economy and preserve neighborhoods around the country. Small businesses have generated 64 percent of net new jobs over the past 15 years and employ over half of all private sector employees. Wisconsin communities participating include:

Beaver Dam, WI
Beloit, WI
Cable, WI
Chippewa Falls, WI
De Pere, WI
Eau Claire, WI
Elm Grove, WI
Fond Du Lac, WI
Hartland, WI
Hudson, WI
Janesville, WI
Kaukauna, WI
Luck, WI
Madison, WI
Malone, WI
Manitowoc, WI
Menomonee Falls, WI
Menomonie, WI
Merrill, WI
Milwaukee, WI
Muskego, WI
Neenah, WI
New London, WI
Oak Creek, WI
Osceola, WI
Ripon, WI
Siren, WI
Union Grove, WI
Waldo, WI
Waunakee, WI
Wausau, WI
Wautoma, WI
Wisconsin Rapids, WI

For more information on how to support Small Business Saturday in your area, or to get great Small Business Saturday marketing tips and resources, check out www.sba.gov/saturday ; visit Facebook.com/smallbusinesssaturday; and follow us on Twitter @SBAgov, #SmallBizSat.