- National Entrepreneurship Month Ends with Effort to Bolster Local Communities -
The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) today announced its support of the 2nd Annual Small Business Saturday, taking place November 26, 2011, a day dedicated to supporting small businesses in America during one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year between Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Small Business Saturday, an effort championed by leading corporations including American Express, Facebook, Verizon, Hilton, Google, and AT&T, among others, brings National Entrepreneurship Month to a close.
“With small business taking its rightful place as the backbone of our economy, efforts like Small Business Saturday put Hispanic entrepreneurs in a wonderful position to benefit and continue leading the trend as the fastest growing minority group in America’s business community,” says USHCC Chairman Nina Vaca. “The USHCC applauds the corporations that created this initiative, which calls on Americans to celebrate and invest in the remarkable and everyday successes of our entrepreneurs and business owners across the country.”
Small Business Saturday was created in response to small business owners’ most pressing need: more demand for their products and services. In all, 130 small business advocate groups, public and private organizations and elected officials, including Senator Robert Menendez (NJ) and Senator Lisa Murkowski (AK), joined in supporting Small Business Saturday.
“As National Entrepreneurship Month comes to a close, the USHCC asks our members to support small businesses and entrepreneurs in their communities on November 26 by shopping with local merchants,” says Javier Palomarez, USHCC President and CEO. “By spending our dollars with local businesses, together we can invigorate and contribute to the economic growth in our cities across the country, so that small businesses can continue to bolster our economy and create jobs. The USHCC urges all Americans to think big and buy small.”