Small businesses are an integral part of Groupon’s mission to connect people with the best local places to eat, shop and explore. Whether it’s visiting a boutique for the perfect gift or frequenting a restaurant with unique dishes on the menu, creative entrepreneurs are the foundations of local commerce.
This weekend marks the close of National Small Business Week (May 20-May 26), and we’re proud to support the Small Business Administration’s annual effort to recognize the positive impacts of these businesses! Groupon has relationships with more than 250,000 merchants who represent one of the largest small business groups in the world. 90% of these businesses have 20 or fewer employees, and one in five are sole proprietors.
As an example of one of these inspiring businesses, check out this video entry from Meathead Movers, a Southern California Groupon merchant and family-owned small business who recently entered the National Small Business Week Video Contest.
Please join me in shopping local businesses this Memorial Day, and have a safe and fun long weekend!
Vice President of Merchant Marketing