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SCORE Austin holds Small Business Workshops all year round

AUSTIN, Texas {November 20, 2015} – Did you know, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), that small businesses represent 99.6% of employer firms in the US and generated 65 percent of net new jobs over the past 18 years? 

This year marks the 6th annual celebration of Small Business Saturday – a day expressing support for and encouraging patronage of small businesses across America. Look for small businesses displaying the ‘#SCORESmallBiz’ sticker and help support small businesses, the lifeblood of America.

The holiday is celebrated the Saturday following Thanksgiving and is a response to Black Friday when consumers typically shop at large chain stores offering deep discounts. The day represents a fantastic opportunity for small businesses to garner attention in their communities – driving their holiday sales and raising awareness of the importance of shopping at local small businesses. 

“SCORE Austin works hard to support and improve local small businesses in Austin all year round because we know they are the backbone of our local community – and the American economy,” says Jim Grimsley, president of SCORE Austin. “Show your support for your community by shopping the 6th annual celebration of Small Business Saturday on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015.”

Helping Small Businesses Grow and Develop

A non-profit 501c(3) resource partner of the Small Business Administration, SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow and maintain their businesses. 

SCORE Austin helps businesses all year round with its popular Small Business Workshops, conducted by SCORE mentors and representatives from the local business community. The workshops provide valuable information and techniques necessary for establishing and managing a successful business. There are five more scheduled workshops in 2015, with more slated for the new year. 

For more information about Small Business Saturday, visit

Happy Small Business Shopping!