Small Business Saturday

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November 24
Small Business Saturday


Did you know…

There are 23 million small businesses in the US at which 54% of sales happen? When you buy local, about $68 out of $100 stays in the community while only about $43 of each $100 spent at a chain retailer does.

When you shop local, the business owner is often directly connected to every employee in the store. That leads to a personal approach that often means better customer service. Avoid the frantic, stressful rush of Black Friday by shopping local on Small Business Saturday, November 24, 2018.

Stats from the Small Business Administration and American Express

  • There are 23 million small businesses in the country.
  • Small businesses have increased by 49% since 1982
  • 54% of U.S. sales happen at small businesses.
  • Small businesses have created 8 million jobs since 1990.
  • Franchised small businesses employ roughly 8 million people, and make up 40 % of all American retail jobs.
  • $14.3 billion was spent on Small Business Saturday 2014, making for an increase of $300,000 since 2013.
  • On Twitter, Small Business Saturday is likely to narrow in on 1 million tweets during the holiday season. (The most popular hashtags to use are: #SmallBizSat #ShopSmall and #SmallBusinessSaturday.)

Nomination Deadline: Small Business of the Year

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Deadline May 5
MBC Chamber of Commerce
2017 Small Business of the Year Nominations


The Milledgeville-Baldwin County Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the 2017 Small Business of the Year Awards recognizing excellence in the local small business community.
Submit nomination online

BOOST Grant Spotlight

Dr. Dorman - August2016

August featured BOOSTer:Dr. Steve M. Dorman

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Featured BOOSTer:
Dr. Steve M. Dorman

With the new school year fast approaching, Dr. Steve M. Dorman, President of Georgia College, sat down with the DDA to answer some questions about himself and discuss the BOOST program and its community impact. Dr. Dorman is the 11th president of Georgia College & State University and has laid out an ambitious direction for the college…
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August featured BOOSTed: Bicycling Club of Milledgeville

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Featured BOOSTed:
Bicycling Club of Milledgeville

The Bicycling Club of Milledgeville (BCM), whose mission is to make Milledgeville and Baldwin County a safer place for more people to ride bicycles more often. In October 2014, the BCM was awarded a BOOST grant in the amount of $950 used for…
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