Small businesses are the backbone of our local communities. Not only do they create jobs and grow the local economy, but they also bring people together and foster a strong sense of community. That’s why I’m asking you to buy or dine at a local small business this Saturday, November 29, 2014.
Saturday, November 29, 2014 is Small Business Saturday® – a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. Please join the SBA and organizations across the country in supporting your local small business by shopping at a small business.
How GSA Helps Small Business
GSA’s Office of Small Business Utilization provides training, counseling, and updated procurement opportunities. Recently, GSA received an “A” grade from the Small Business Administration for its work to expand opportunities for small businesses around the country. GSA awarded over a billion dollars to small business in Fiscal Year 2013, representing nearly 40 percent of eligible contract dollars, exceeding the agency’s 30 percent goal and all prime contracting subcategory goals.
For more information on how to support Small Business Saturday in your area, or to get Small Business Saturday marketing tips and resources, check out http://www.sba.gov/saturday.
If you’re a business looking to learn more about doing business with the federal government, check out training opportunities available on GSA’s small business training website.