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Sam’s Club will mark National Small Business Week by offering small business owners a 15-week membership for just $15. Small business owners and entrepreneurs starting up that aren’t currently members are eligible to join at the special price.
A recent state-of-small-business survey conducted by the warehouse club chain found that over 4,440 of its members are still confronting economic challenges, but managing to surmount them. Their chief headaches are fiscal health, fuel costs, access to capital, and credit’s impact on their businesses. Current business trends include reducing excess expenses maximize cash flow and adopting new media to lure customers and urge engagement.
“It continues to be a tough environment for small business owners, but Sam’s Club is here to help,” said VP Sam’s Club membership Mike Turner. “The $15 membership is a great way for us to introduce them to Sam’s Club and our services, and we are confident they will see the value of membership within one or two trips to a club or by using samsclub.com.”
National Small Business Week, which was begun by the Small Business Administration (SBA), runs May 23 through May 28. During that time period, small business owners across the United States will collectively mark their successes and unite for the coming year. Sam’s Club, a longtime sponsor of the event, will additionally show its support for small business when the chain’s executives, managers and club associates gather with some of its members at the annual Sam’s Club Small Business Appreciation Day.
Last year, Sam’s Club visited over 300,000 small business owners nationwide to conduct cost comparisons and highlighted more than $700,000 million of savings on comparable items sold at its clubs and other retailers.
Sam’s Club, a division of Bentonville, Ark.-based Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., serves more than 47 million U.S. members with locations nationwide, as well as in Brazil, China, Mexico and Puerto Rico.