Sprint (NYSE:S) today announced its participation in this year’s Small Business Saturday, November 24, 2012 -- a day dedicated to strengthening the community by supporting local, independently-owned small businesses.
American Express, a founding partner of Small Business Saturday, is preparing for the third annual initiative. Sprint and other participating companies recognize the importance of supporting small business in cities across the country, the jobs they help create and the culture they instill in local communities. According to the Small Businesses Association, small businesses nationwide have accounted for 65% of net new jobs created over the past 17 years and represent 99.7% of all employer firms.
Keeping it simple to sustain a small business
To cut through the challenges of running a small business, Sprint recently refreshed its portfolio of customized services for today’s small businesses.
- Phone solutions to equip small businesses with wireless connectivity like Sprint® Direct Connect® and wireline solutions like Sprint Phone Connect
- Specialized IT Care customized to small business needs
- Connectivity and connectivity backup solutions
- Productivity solutions that let employees do more from more places
- Affordable prices and specialized plans that give businesses contract flexibility, pooling options and cost savings
- Free online advertising for qualifying small business owners
- Social media tools to help local businesses spread the word about Small Business Saturday
- Personalized point-of-purchase materials for small business owners to show their involvement in the program
- Searchable map where consumers can search for American Express Card accepting small businesses near them
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