Cocoa Promotes ‘Small Business Saturday’ On Nov. 29
By Space Coast Daily // November 7, 2014
city launching #SHOPCOCOA campaign
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – The City of Cocoa is encouraging the local business community to participate in Small Business Saturday on Nov. 29 by launching the #SHOPCOCOA campaign.
Small Business Saturday falls between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year. It is no secret that spending your hard earned dollars in your own community helps to sustain and create jobs for residents, i.e. your neighbors.
Shopping local increases the tax base of our City, ultimately creating a thriving community and a better quality of life for residents.
While this small business holiday was originated by American Express, it is recognized by communities nationwide. Communities nationwide are creating their own brand, campaigns, and holiday shopping ideas to encourage locals to spend within their own communities.
The City of Cocoa is excited to announce its own #SHOPCOCOA campaign. You can find ideas for and events relating to Small Business Saturday on the City’s Shop Cocoa page online at www.cocoafl.org/shopcocoa or follow us on Facebook and Twitter by using the hashtag #SHOPCOCOA.
If you’re Cocoa business is holding an event or offering coupons or discounts, let the Office of Economic Development know and we will add it to the Shop Cocoa webpage. Additionally, we encourage businesses to use the #SHOPCOCOA campaign and logo.
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, 75 percent of net new jobs in our economy are created by small business, which employ 50 percent of all private sector workers and make up more than 99.7 percent of all employers.
List your Cocoa business in the City’s online business directory for free.