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CCC encourages consumers to "Shop Small For All"

With the Holiday Shopping Season just around the corner, the Small Business Center at Cleveland Community College encourages you to Shop Small For All and support your local small businesses.
Nestled between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Small Business Saturday® has quickly become a nationally recognized day to support your local independent merchants with the power of your dollar.
Small Business Saturday® was founded by American Express in 2010 as a day to celebrate local businesses through the launch of the holiday shopping season. The day has since grown into a powerful movement in support of local small businesses that make our community unique.
The Small Business Administration defines a small business as having 500 or fewer employees. More than half of the working population works in a small business, according to The U.S. Census Bureau, and small businesses have generated over 65 percent of new jobs since 1995.
"Small Business Saturday® is our opportunity to support the local small businesses that provide economic vitality and quality of life to our community," said Steve Padgett, Director of the Small Business Center at Cleveland Community College. "I encourage you to use the power of your dollar to Shop Small For All on November 26 and help make a lasting impact in Cleveland County."
North Carolina's Small Business Center Network assists in starting an average of more than 800 businesses each year. Small Business Centers have an economic impact in 90 percent of NC counties each year, including helping to create and retain over 3,600 jobs annually.
Submitted by Steve Padgett

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