I know, my updates usually share some (scary) facts and figures about what our #NJSmall business community is going through right now. But with Thanksgiving just two days away, I wanted to take the opportunity to remind us all to be thankful for our state’s small businesses.

Small businesses are working harder than ever to stay open; to serve their customers (and find new ones); and to keep their staff employed. This Herculean effort benefits EVERYONE – remember, small businesses traditionally employ half of NJ’s private workforce AND they create the majority of net new jobs! 

Basically, being a small business owner is a thankless job during these tough times. So please join me in saying a big THANK YOU to our SMALL BUSINESSES for all they are doing to help New Jersey’s economy right now.

Actually go ahead and say thank you to a small business today. And while you’re at it, why not buy something from them and recommend them to a potential new customer, too?

Also, I want to thank you for signing this petition and supporting the #NJSmall movement. So I have one more request: can you please ask 5 people to sign today? Each signature tells Governor Murphy that New Jersey needs to do what it takes to protect our small businesses.

Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

Denise Blasevick, #NJSmall co-founder and proud #NJSmall business owner