Small businesses are truly the heartbeat of America. Not only are they responsible for creating two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year, but more than half of Americans either own or work for a small business.
To recognize the contributions of entrepreneurs and small businesses from all 50 states and U.S. territories, the U.S. Small Business Administration established National Small Business Week over 50 years ago. Today, events commemorating small businesses are held annually across the country during the first week of May. It’s the perfect opportunity to not only thank local companies that create jobs and help drive the innovation that keeps American moving forward—but also showcase ongoing accomplishments.
It was in this spirit that Vantiv ran a customer appreciation campaign during this year’s National Small Business Week, held April 30-May 6. To show how much we love local businesses, we delivered personalized thank you cards to our customers, as well as cupcakes, cookies, and other surprises. We featured small businesses sharing their success stories, invited customers to participate in social media contests to win great prizes, and provided an array of helpful resources focused on growing sales and improving loyalty.
National Small Business Week is a great excuse to show our passion for helping customers in ways that extend beyond facilitating payment acceptance. By interacting with entrepreneurs all year long, we see first-hand the challenges and successes you face—and we continue to work to develop new and better solutions.
From coffee shops to bowling alleys, every business is unique and has different technology needs to help improve and streamline operations. With Vantiv, local organizations have access to the same high caliber of products, services, and support as their national counterparts, such as customer data and insights, loyalty solutions, promotional ideas, and marketing assistance.
If you have a question or an area of concern that we aren’t currently addressing, please let us know so we can do so. Because at the end of the day, serving your business needs is the best way we can show our dedication as your true partner in payments—and business.
National Small Business Week happens just once a year, but your business happens every day. Talk with us about your experience—where you are now and your hopes and goals for the future of your business. We can help you get there.