Today is the first ever 'Small Business Saturday' - a social network campaign aimed at giving small business a share of the retail action that goes on between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which surround Thanksgiving in the US.
Sponsored by American Express, 10,000 businesses have been given $100 worth of free Facebook adverting. Also, for every person that 'likes' Small Business Saturday on Facebook, American Express will donate $1 to Girls Inc. - a non profit organization which encourages young women to become entrepreneurs. The number of likes is currently up to 1,149,424 - but with the tab on American Express, you have no excuse but to get over there and give it the thumbs up.
Also, we are small business - so why not send us some flowers?