I am a firm believer that the way to get this country back on track is with small businesses. That is much of why my blog spends time giving advice and help to small business owners on website and social media. I think that we have developed a culture that depends too much on Wall Street and large corporations. The result is if they fail or are hurting, our whole economy hurts.
Unfortunately, I believe that Washington DC has catered to this and we, the consumers, have to be the agent of change in our economy. I still shop and use large companies, but I want to spend as much of my dollars as I can with small businesses.
That is why when the holidays come around, I am going to try to buy Christmas gifts from small businesses first. Some of the neatest gifts will be sold by small businesses.
There is a national movement to support small businesses for the holidays, and I am supporting it and asking you to also. It is called Small Business Saturday and it is on November 26, 2011.
Also, there is a Facebook page set up for the Saturday.