TIA Proud Partner of Small Business Saturday

The Tennis Industry Association is proud to announce its partnership with Small Business Saturday® for 2013, a day dedicated to supporting small businesses across the country. Founded by American Express in 2010, this day is celebrated every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

"With the majority of tennis industry businesses falling into the 'small business' segment, it's a natural fit for our organization to support and promote Small Business Saturday," says TIA Research & Operations Manager, Ryan Melton. "Small businesses are one of the most crucial elements to not only our nation's economy, but the overall tennis economy as well."

Tennis businesses can access free downloadable and customizable "Small Business Saturday" and "Shop Small" collateral at www.shopsmall.com. Materail includes items such as customizable signage, Shop Small logos, and suggested social media and email templates.

In 2012 alone, there was an estimated $5.5 billion in consumer spending on Small Business Saturday.

For tennis businesses who are a qualifying American Express card accepting small merchant, make sure you get listed on the Shop Small map so consumers can find you on Small Business Saturday by clicking here.

To learn more about Small Business Saturday and the resources available to your tennis business, visit www.ShopSmall.com.