Supporting local businesses helps San Francisco preserve what makes our city great. That is why we are pleased to announce that San Francisco is participating in the third annual “Small Business Saturday," a day to shop at small businesses that create jobs, boost national and local economies and enrich our community.

American Express, the founding sponsor of Small Business Saturday, created the national program in 2010 in response to small business owners’ most pressing need: more demand for their products and services.

Ninety-three percent of consumers agree it is important to support small businesses they value. More than 2.8 million people have shared that sentiment by ‘liking’ the Small Business Saturday Facebook page. This year the community of like-minded Americans will grow even more.

You can visit Facebook.com/smallbusinesssaturday to join the initiative, give a shout out to your favorite local stores and restaurants and pledge to shop at small businesses on November 30, 2013! Or, visit the small business saturday website for resources and information. 

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