Everyone knows Black Friday is the largest shopping day of the year for consumers to snatch up deals at big box retail stores. But for too long, small businesses missed out on the flood of customers. In an effort to remedy this, American Express founded Small Business Saturday in 2010, encouraging shoppers to buy from small, local stores on the day after Black Friday. (more…)
We’re huge fans of Small Business Saturday here at MyCorp. Along with offering our own annual promotion for newly minted entrepreneurs, we try and spread word of the event as far and wide. Past Small Business Saturdays have been wildly successful – in 2013, customers spent $5.7 billion at independent merchants during SBS. But if that isn’t enough to convince you to participate, take a look at these other awesome perks!
American Express Promotional Material
Small Business Saturday was actually created by American Express, and the credit card company continues to sponsor the shopping holiday. And so there are tons of perks from AmEx that small business owners can use! They offer free ads and signage to everyone, and if you accept American Express cards, they’ll even put your business on their map so potential customers can find you.
Premier Partner Perks
AmEx has lined up a few premier partners with their own promotions to sweeten the deal for small business owners. You can list yourself on EventBrite, get free signs from FedEx, and free ads from Yelp! Facebook is also a partner, and if you need some social marketing advice to help you promote the big day, there’s plenty of the official page.
Most communities really rally around the idea of supporting their local main street merchants. So, at the very least, your local chamber of commerce will probably plan on putting something together for to support and promote Small Business Saturday. Check in with them and see what’s on the agenda, and how you can get your business listed as a SBS participant.
Small Business Saturday is November 29th, so if you haven’t started prepping, start now! You’ll be part of a growing tradition, and reach plenty of busy shoppers. And be sure to check back here to find out what we are offering to new small business owners this Saturday!
We’re really getting in the Thanksgiving spirit here at MyCorp! Not only are we all prepping our turkeys, and candying our yams, but we are prepping for our upcoming Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales as well! It seems that with the passing of each Thanksgiving, there is a new sales day added into the mix. What was once Black Friday, is now the trio of Black Friday/Small Business Saturday/Cyber Monday. Companies and customers alike are choosing to partake in all three!
We noodled on it and thought the entire sales weekend should just have its own name – something that combines and explains Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. We turned to our fellow small business owners and here’s what they came up with!
Thanksgiving is almost here, and this year we wanted to say ‘Thank You’ to all of our amazing customers by offering Free Shipping on any product and service bought from MyCorporation this Thanksgiving, Black Friday, or Cyber Monday. And you can take advantage of an amazing offer from the comfort of your own home, meaning you don’t have to be afraid of being trampled by hundreds of people trying to get a discounted DVD Player!
Our free shipping offer is good for all three days – Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday. No coupon codes are required, but this offer cannot be combined with any other coupons or deals. So if you buy anything from MyCorp on any one of those three days, whether it is an entire incorporation package to a simple DBA, we will cover shipping costs, just as a thank you for all of the support our customers have shown us this year.
Mark your calendars – our promotion starts on 11/28/2013 and expires on 12/2/2013. All you have to do is call us at 1-877-692-6772 between 7 AM and 5 PM PST, or simply visit MyCorporation.com anytime, and we’ll pay the shipping for your order.
Finally, we really do want to send a huge thank you from Team MyCorp to everyone reading. It has been an absolute pleasure helping you form and maintain your small businesses, and we hope to continue to help all of you well into the future.