I think they’re onto something! I see ads on TV and hear them on the radio. American Express is doing its bit to jump start the economy by promoting Small Business Saturday on November 27th. They are putting their money behind this effort.
If you have an American Express card, you can register it with Small Business Saturday. If you are one of the first 100,000 people to register a card, then go out there and spend at least $25 with a small business on Small Business Saturday. American Express will give you a $25 credit on your statement. How cool!
Even if you don’t want to register a card, go to the Small Business Saturday Facebook page anyway and “like” them. For every “like” they will donate $1 to Girls, Inc., an organization that empowers girls to be the entrepreneurs of tomorrow.
American Express is also helping registered small businesses by giving them $100 in Facebook ads. Unfortunately, this offer ended several days ago. But I snuck in under the wire, so let me know if you see any ads pointing to my Facebook page. By the way, if you aren’t yet a fan of my Facebook page, I’d appreciate if you could go over there and “like” my page – I’m almost to 100! You’ll see my business “news” there first.
So if you have an American Express card, make sure you register it and then go support a local small business on November 27th – and don’t forget – I’m a small business!