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.)

BOOST Grant Application Cycle Open

boost-logoTHE CURRENT BOOST GRANT APPLICATION CYCLE IS NOW OPEN!
BOOST GRANT APPLICATION DEADLINE: JUNE 8, 2018, 5:00PM
BOOST GRANT AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT: JUNE 19, 2018, 11:30AM

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Join the fun and see what it’s like to be a BOOSTer!
Meet us at the Main Street office to award the BOOSTed recipient business including GIANT check, balloons, excitement & photo ops.

Young Professionals: Cocktails & Conversation

Cocktails & Conversation Linked ImageOn October 12, 2017, from 5:30-7:30pm, join the Young Professionals for Cocktails and Conversations. They are excited to partner with Buffington’s in downtown Milledgeville to support the Chard Wray Food Pantry. Bring a $5 donation or 5 canned goods to get in the door. Come out to network with Young Professionals in the community. The event is open for all, young professionals, young at heart professionals, and young to the community professionals. This is a wonderful event supporting non-profits and local businesses in Milledgeville and Baldwin County.

BOOST Grant Application Cycle Open

boost-logoTHE CURRENT BOOST GRANT APPLICATION CYCLE IS NOW OPEN!
BOOST GRANT APPLICATION DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 17, 2016, 5:00PM
BOOST GRANT AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT: DECEMBER 6, 2016, 11:30AM

APPLY NOW

Join the fun and see what it’s like to be a BOOSTer!
Meet us at the Main Street office to award the BOOSTed recipient business including GIANT check, balloons, excitement & photo ops.

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105 E Hancock Street
Milledgeville, GA 31061
P:(478)414-4014

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