Patriot Lends Its Support to Small Business Saturday® and Drives Commerce to Small Businesses

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Patriot, a small business in Canton, Ohio, today announced its corporate support in this year’s Small Business Saturday, November 24, 2012.

Patriot today announced its participation in this year’s Small Business Saturday, as a corporate supporter on November 24, 2012. Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to strengthening the community by supporting local, independently owned small businesses.

American Express, founding partner of Small Business Saturday, is preparing for the third
annual initiative. In 2011, millions of consumers shopped at small businesses on Small Business Saturday (1).

Patriot recognizes the importance of supporting small business, 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.

Getting Involved in Small Business Saturday
American Express has created a variety of ways to help raise awareness about the importance of supporting small businesses and motivate consumers to Shop Small®. Small business owners and their supporters can visit to take advantage of some of these tools, including:

  • Free online advertising for qualifying small business owners (2)
  • 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

About Small Business Saturday
November 24th marks the third annual Small Business Saturday, a day to support the local businesses that create jobs, boost the economy and preserve neighborhoods around the country. Small Business Saturday was created in 2010 in response to small business owners’ most pressing need: more customers. More than 2.7 million Facebook users, 230 public and private organizations, 75 corporations and elected officials in all 50 states and Washington D.C., declared their support for Small Business Saturday last year. More than 500,000 small business owners leveraged an online tool or promotional materials for Small Business Saturday, 15,000 businesses signed up for free Facebook advertising to promote their products and services in the run up to Small Business Saturday.

Patriot Software, Inc., is the developer of online software for U.S. small businesses, including online payroll software, time and attendance software, applicant tracking software, human resources software and an employee portal. The company also offers a payroll tax filing service for payroll customers. For more information, visit

(1) Based on 2011 Small Business Saturday consumer survey, by Echo Research,
commissioned by American Express.
(2) Eligibility restrictions apply. Ads are available while supplies of inventory last. See Terms
and Conditions, available at, for complete details.

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