Tuesday, November 26, 2013

#ShopSmall #GivingTuesday

Everyone knows about Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but do you know about Small Business Saturday and Giving Tuesday? Small Business Saturday encourages holiday shoppers to visit local small businesses. Since its launch in 2010, the #ShopSmall movement has experienced rapid growth, and in 2012 millions of shoppers participated, spending an estimated $5.5 billion in support of local small businesses in one day!

Join the movement! Be sure to mark November 30th on your calendar and support your local mom and pop shop! Where are YOU planning to #ShopSmall this year? If you need ideas, make sure to check out the Accion Client Directory.

After you’re done shopping over the Thanksgiving weekend, make sure to give back on #GivingTuesday. On Tuesday December 3, global charities, families, businesses, students and more will come together to create #GivingTuesday.

It’s a simple idea. Just find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together to give something back. Donate time, money or whatever else you have, and then tell everyone you can about how you are giving using the hashtag #GivingTuesday. Be a part of a national celebration of our great tradition of generosity. You can even consider a gift to Accion and support our work of empowering entrepreneurs.

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