As a company that serves local business owners and customers, Southern Merchant Services is proud to join with American Express to support the 10th annual Small Business Saturday® this Nov 30.
Small Business Saturday was founded by American Express in 2010 to help strengthen local economies. Today, it’s a holiday shopping tradition and part of a nationwide Shop Small® Movement dedicated to supporting all kinds of small businesses. From the corner store to your favorite diner to a trendy online boutique, it’s unique small businesses like yours that help local communities stay vibrant.
Participating in Small Business Saturday is a great way to reach new customers and promote your business. Here are some tips for getting involved on Nov 30:
- Let your customers know that you plan to participate in Small Business Saturday. Visit AmericanExpress.com/Participate for free promotional tools and materials, including social templates that let you show your support and tell your Small Business Saturday story.
- Connect with your community. Contact your local chamber of commerce to see how your business can participate in Small Business Saturday events and promotions.
- If you accept American Express® Cards, your business could get recommended to potential customers. In 2018, nearly 17 million people received recommendations on where to shop.* Learn more atAmericanExpress.com/PromoteYourBusiness.
Interested in accepting American Express® Cards? As your processor, we set your rate so it might be lower than you think. With the OptBlue® program, we provide easy processing, one fast payment, and set your rate for all your card brands, including American Express. Call us at 844.397.8458 for more information or go to AmericanExpress.com/OptBlue to find us.
Join us and American Express this Nov 30 to celebrate the 10th Small Business Saturday.
*Based on Amex recommendations made throughout 2018. American Express cannot guarantee your business will appear in a search on American Express Maps. Merchants are displayed via American Express Maps, AmericanExpress.com, and email.