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Small Business Saturday: White House encourages America to shop small
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The White House is encouraging Americans to shop Small Business Saturday after nearly two years of the coronavirus pandemic.
Since the first cases of COVID-19 began to pop up in the U.S. in 2020, small businesses have worked to modify their operations to remain profitable, whether those modifications meant changing indoor store layouts, improving websites or coming up with unique ways to serve food while indoor dining was banned.
"Last year, shoppers came together in full force to support their local communities, and Small Business Saturday hit a record high with an estimated $19.8 billion in reported spending," the White House said in a Friday statement. "This year, holiday consumer spending is projected to break new records."