Businesses use promotions to encourage participation in Small Business Saturday

11/9/2011 |

Businesses are offering a number of promotions to encourage consumers to shop at small companies on Small Business Saturday on Nov. 26. American Express customers who register on Facebook can get a $25 credit, for example, and FedEx gave out 40,000 gift cards. "The message that we really want to build here is support your small businesses. Not only will there be an increase in sales for small businesses, but you will see a growth in our overall economy and a growth in jobs," said Kenneth Chenault of American Express.

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