LITTLE ROCK, Ark.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Windstream, a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions, is proud to recognize the 10th Small Business Saturday on Nov. 30 by encouraging customers and colleagues to honor our vibrant and vital local merchants: #ShopSmall, #EatLocal, and consider how a dollar spent “in town” ripples through our communities.
In 2018, 104 million shoppers spent an estimated $17.8 billion on Small Business Saturday, a substantial surge in spending from 2017 when consumers spent about $12.9 billion, according to reports. When we shop small businesses, we contribute to more than half of all U.S. sales, and many of these are our favorite places to frequent — restaurants, boutiques, salons and stores.
“Kinetic Business by Windstream celebrates Small Business Saturday and enables local merchants and companies each day with high-speed internet and communications solutions, such as our award-winning OfficeSuite UC®,” said Jeff Small, president of consumer and small and midsize business markets for the company. “I will shop small on Nov. 30, but I support small businesses every day because it’s the most dynamic sector of the cities and towns we serve.”