Massachusetts Supports Small Business Saturday

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Cities and towns across Massachusetts are participating in the annual Small Business Saturday taking place on Saturday, November 26, 2016

First launched by American Express in 2010 and supported by the U.S. Small Business Association (USSBA), the annual celebration of small businesses across America occurs each year on the Saturday following Thanksgiving.

Forbes Magazine estimated about 95 million shoppers across the country spent $16 billion dollars on the Saturday after Thanksgiving last year.

In Massachusetts, there are thousands of shopping opportunities categorized by region, city and town, shopping district or type of merchandise. Check out regional chambers like North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce and the Yarmouth, Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce or cities like Salem, Boston, New Bedford and Pittsfield.

For shopping districts in Boston’s neighborhoods, check out the SoWa Shop Saturday in Boston’s South End, or West Roxbury’s Main Street district.

To find local supporters of Small Business Saturday in your locality, go to the American Express Shop Small page and plug in your zip code. You can also follow on twitter @smallshop.

To find out more about starting a small business in Massachusetts, visit the Office of Business Development.

For information on visiting Massachusetts for the holiday seasons, go to