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Support Small Business Saturday in Texas

Tom Handy

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This Saturday, November 27, 2021, is Small Business Saturday in Austin, Texas. The City recommends residents and visitors shop locally in Austin on Small Business Saturday. This includes local boutiques, artisan shops, restaurants, and independent stores.

The Small Business Administration (SBA) says that half of Americans either own or work for a small business. The SBA added that Small businesses create about two-thirds of new jobs in the U.S. each year.

Sylnovia Holt-Rabb, Acting Director for the Economic Development Department explained:

“Small Business Saturday is an opportunity for Austinites to celebrate our local businesses. We encourage shoppers to visit Austin Business Districts throughout the year to make a big impact. By spending your dollars locally, you are investing back into your community.”

Since 2010, American Express founded Small Business Saturday. The following year, SBA officially sponsored Small Business Saturday. About 97% of shoppers recognized the impact of Small Business Saturday.

Since 1963, National Small Business Week has been recognized across the country for small business owners and entrepreneurs.

During Spring Break, I spent a week in Austin visiting family, and life was fine.

According to Austin.gov, these are some business areas you can shop in Austin:

The City of Austin Economic Development Department supports Small Business Saturday.

This Saturday, Austin is also hosting the Small Business Expo at the Palmer Events Center. Registration is required, and it is free to attend. The event is from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

At the Expo, you can network, listen to guest speakers, speed networking, market your business, and attend various workshops.

The City of Austin ranks as one of the best cities to open a small business according to Lending Tree. Austin businesses have an 80% chance of survival.

Lending Tree stated Raleigh, North Carolina is the best city to start a business, and they rank California cities as the worst.

Austin recommends shoppers shop safely. They encourage shoppers to wear masks to prevent the spread of COVID. The City strongly encouraged online shopping.

Eat while you’re out shopping

While you’re out shopping on Small Business Saturday, The Austin American-Statesmen highlighted 20 new Austin restaurants.

These restaurants are small businesses and also deserve your support.

This is Governor Abbott supporting Small Business Saturday one year ago in 2020.

Are you ready to support Small Business Saturday?

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