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    November 20, 2019

    OC MADE Program to Launch 40 New Businesses at the O.C. Marketplace

    The SBA is encouraging Americans to support local communities by shopping at small businesses on Saturday, November 30. Celebrated each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Small Business Saturday allows consumers to make a tremendous impact in their neighborhoods by supporting local small businesses. Last year, an estimated 104 million consumers nationwide “shopped small” on Small Business Saturday. 

    This year marks the tenth Small Business Saturday, an annual celebration of America’s small business community. Last year on Small Business Saturday, Americans spent a combined $17.8 billion at independent neighborhood retailers and restaurants.

    The SBA Orange County Inland Empire District Office will be celebrating with the Orange County Inland Empire Small Business Development Center Network at a ribbon-cutting ceremony where the OC MADE program will launch more than 40 businesses at the O.C. Marketplace. SBA’s Orange County/Inland Empire District Director J. Adalberto Quijada added, “The OC MADE program has been an incredible opportunity to support our local small businesses and showcase their tremendous impact on our local economy. I'm proud of the strong partnerships that exist in the OC MADE Small Business Saturday Program. Instead of merely visiting small businesses on Small Business Saturday, the SBA and SBDC are helping to build businesses that will launch on that special day at the Orange County Market Place, which has been a tremendous platform for small business owners for a long time.”

    Today, there are over 30 million small businesses in the United States. About half of all American workers are either employed by a small business or own a small business. And two out of three new jobs are created by small business.  For more Small Business Saturday details visit www.sba.gov/saturday.

    For tips on how to prepare your small business for the big day visit 10 Tips for Small Business Saturday Success

    For more information about SBA’s loan programs, financial assistance and other services, visit www.sba.gov.

    Cosponsorship Authorization # 19-2050-93. SBA’s participation in this cosponsored activity is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any cosponsor or other person or entity. All SBA programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.