) -- What's happening in small business today?

1. Small Business Saturday is tomorrow! Are you ready?

Small Business Saturday

, sponsored by

American Express

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, celebrates its second year tomorrow. Even if your small business doesn't take the Amex card, you can still promote the day. Have you taken advantage of the annual nod to small businesses?

See how other

small businesses

are getting customers in the door tomorrow.

As a consumer, I started spending $$$ in my local stores last week (and got some great skinny jeans).

2. How much do you know about small business?

Take a quiz to reveal your



USA Today

contributor Rhonda Abrams, the creator of the quiz, suggests that after you're finished you send the quiz to presidential candidates to see how many they get right.

3. Why do some brands live and others die?

Brands that fail to instill a "level of confidence in consumers run the risk of falling victim to digital Darwinism," says Brian Solis, author of

The End of Business As Usual

in a

Washington Post


contributed piece. "The

brands that survive

this era of economic disruption will be the ones that are best able to evolve because they recognize the need and opportunity to do so before their competitors."

-- Written by Laurie Kulikowski in New York.

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