Tuesday 11 December, 2018

Caymanians urged to support small businesses on Nov 24

Go out on Saturday (November 24) and support a small business in your community that’s the message from the Cayman Islands Small Business Association (CISBA).

The message is part of a global initiative that began in 2010 with the aim of supporting small businesses.

“Small Business Saturday is a great follow up to the expo. At the recent expo the public was able to get a sampling of the products and services from the various participating businesses. Now they can actually get into the stores and see the full scope of what’s on offer,” said CISBA President Dawn McLean-Brady.

Several businesses will be participating in Small Business Saturday and will have special discounts and offers set for that day.

“The holiday season is almost here, so not only are you supporting the local economy but you can get a jump start on your gift list! We really hope that come 24 November everyone will ‘shop small’”, added. McLean-Brady

 Small business Saturday has also been endorsed by the Ministry of Commerce with Minister Joseph Hew throwing his full support behind the initiative.  

 “When small businesses thrive, we all thrive,” said Minister of Commerce.

“Government has made supporting small businesses one of its key priorities. We will continue to work to create an atmosphere that is business friendly, but our work is only one part of what’s needed to have a thriving economy – we need people to shop locally to ensure continued success. I encourage everyone to get out and shop small in support of our local business owners,” he added.

 

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