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May 5th through the 11th serves as “National Small Business Week”, a chance to highlight the importance of small business across the county.  In Aberdeen, the Small Business Development Center has plans to help celebrate the week, including a two-day virtual conference.  Kelly Weaver with the development center ran down the list of the week’s events…

 

 

 

According to the federal definition of a small business, a small business is anything that employs less than 500 people.  The owners of these businesses help put money back into the economy through tax dollars and even private donations from time to time.  According to Weaver, it can be more convenient shopping online, but shoppers get more bang for their buck by keeping that money local…

 

 

 

Consumers have a wide variety to choose from in today’s economy which can make it easy for locals to take small businesses for granted.  According to Weaver, that is something everyone can be guilty of from time to time...

 

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