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Small Business Saturday November 25

Small Business Saturday is almost here – November 25! – and as we get closer to celebrating all the local, loyal (and likely family-owned) business owners who work so hard to keep us happy, I’d like to take a moment to talk about why this event is so important.

According to Start Up Canada over 5 million Canadians work for small businesses.  That is 48.3% of Canada’s total workforce. Incredible. 

As of 2010, 2.7 million Canadians were self-employed. As of just a year prior – 2009 – 86% of Canadian exporters were small businesses. Together they exported sixty-eight billion dollars, or 25% of Canada’s total export value. One of the most surprising and amazing statistics I discovered is that according to the Business Development Bank of Canada, small businesses make up a whopping 98.2% of all businesses in Canada.

These businesses are an important part of the Canadian economy; let’s show our support for the Canadian families that own these companies by shopping with them and help them as they continue to do great things for our economy.

My family and I are truly grateful for all our loyal Georgetown Yarn customers. So as a show of our gratitude: we are going to turn Small Business Saturday into a big party for you!

Michelle M. from Sugar Bush Yarn will be here from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. – and she is bringing presents! The first 20 people to arrive will receive a free gift bag that includes some amazing gifts. I know what they are but if I were to tell you they would have to kill me. 

In addition, all Sugar Bush Yarn will be on sale for 20% off in-store only. As a special treat there will be a Tarot reader doing short fun readings for those interested.

I’m looking forward to seeing you all bright and early on Saturday, November 25.

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