President Obama Christmas Shops on Small Business Saturday

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Obama Chosen as the Small Business’ Friend in High Places for 2012. chose President Barack Obama after his Christmas shopping took him to “One More Page Books” in Arlington Virginia on Small Business Saturday.

San Diego Accounting Firm specializes in helping small businesses find the most appropriate accounting firm, as well as the best fit for a merchant processing service for the small business. stated that they chose the President because of his going out of the way with his busy schedule to send a message to the American people.

On Saturday, the nation's President went Christmas shopping and sent a strong message to the American public that supporting small business is a good idea ( decided to promote his actions one more step by naming him the 2012 Small Business’ Friend in High Places. The President pushed his message out to the American public via Twitter right after shopping saying, “My family & I started our holiday shopping at a local bookstore on #SmallBizSat. I hope you'll join & shop small this holiday season." The US Census states that approximately three fourths of all businesses have no payroll, emphasizing the massive number of small businesses in the U.S. ('s Editor stated that, “In America, once a President is selected for his second term you find out what they really are up to. They no longer have to pull the wool over to get re-elected. In this case, the President used this very visible period right after his re-election to send a message to the American people, and to profit minded folks like myself, that he is in it for the small business.”

Small Business Saturday is a creation by American Express to help promote small businesses on the Saturday following Thanksgiving. Normally, the Friday right after Thanksgiving is the most popular day of the year for shopping for the nation's largest retailers. Small business Saturday came about to focus attention the following day, on small businesses who employ a huge percentage of American workers.

President Obama was criticized often during and after his campaign as an enemy to business. There are instances of small businesses, including Papa John's CEO John Schnatter, stating that they are raising prices to counteract the possible upcoming Obamacare increases in mandatory business spending beyond its previous levels. This small business support move, may have been done to offset the recent criticisms he has been receiving. is dedicated to helping small businesses thrive in the ever changing economy. They specialize in e-business solutions for small businesses, but are also there for the mid-sized business as well.

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