It didn't take long for the local Chambers of Commerce and the NFIB to join into the promotion effort and combined with the advertising clout of giant AmEx, the "Shop Small" event has become a staple of the Holiday shopping season.

Last year, 95 million Americans went out to shop last Small Business Saturday, almost as many as voted in the recent Presidential election - and they spent $14.3 billion with American entrepreneurs out of a total shopping frenzy weekend of $51 Billion!

Today's program features representatives of 3 major Chambers of Commerce in our area and they talk about how the Chamber is helping small business members promote the Shop Small concept. With 170,000 small businesses in Palm Beach County, spending even $100 at each of them would create an enormous windfall for them and our local economy. Remember that 50% of every dollar spent with a small business remains in the local community economy.

 

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FEATURED IN THIS EPISODE

Jim O'Neil

Jim O'Neil has worked in a broad range of industries including corporate finance/mergers & acquisition, advertising, insurance, pharma, banking, personal finance/wealth management and manufacturing. These industries each have their own unique perspectives and complexities, all of which will better enable jim to relate to the varied Central Palm Beach business community and the Chamber's membership in general. Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce - CONTACT BUSINESS LOGO + LINK - SCORE-ing YOUR BUSINESS EPISODE 64 with Jim O'Neil - TITLE IMAGE

Palm Beach SCORE

Palm Beach SCORE is a non-profit who's mission is helping local small businesses, startups and entrepreneurs grow and thrive by offering mentoring, workshops, business consulting and counseling services, networking opportunities, events and partnerships within the Palm Beach / South Florida business corridor.

SCORE-ing Your Business' host Penny Pompei serves as Chapter Chair for our local Palm Beach SCORE Chapter #224, located in beautiful downtown West Palm Beach. Palm Beach SCORE - CONTACT BUSINESS LOGO + LINK - SYB-66 with Host Penny Pompei

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About the Author(s)

Penny Pompei

Penny Pompei is a serial entrepreneur having launched three of her own businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area and several others in partnership with others throughout the country.  She has relocated to South Florida and is now a volunteer subject matter expert with SCORE Palm Beach.

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SYB Podcast Episode #64 Featured Image: Small Biz To Break Records in 2016 - Extra! Extra! With CPB Chamber Logo