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Native Brief: WASHINGTON - Today is "Small Business Saturday." It is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses in the midst of one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year.
Small Business Saturday is an excellent opportunity to support your small businesses owned by American Indians.
Today marks the second annual Small Business Saturday, a day to support the local small businesses that create jobs, boost the economy and preserve neighborhoods around the country. First there was Black Friday, and then Cyber Monday, and now Small Business Saturday will help drive shoppers to America's job creators. Small businesses have generated two out of every three net new jobs over the past 15 years and employ over half of all private sector employees.
In 2007, the latest numbers available from the US Census Bureau, there were some 237,386 businesses by American Indians and Alaska Natives. Of that number 19,896 were retail. While Small Business Saturday is geared to attract retail business, remember there are other types of small businesses owned by Native people.
Spending your money with American Indian and Alaska Native small businesses works to make our communities stronger.
posted November 26, 2011 10:30 am est
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