Small Business Saturday is a nationally recognized holiday held the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This “holiday” encourages people to support local by shopping at brick-and-mortar businesses rather than chain stores.
Imagine your neighborhood or city without any of its small, local businesses. No hair or nail salons, corner stores, spas, boutiques, markets, gift shops, bars, and more- all gone! The community would be empty, boring and abandoned. Small and independent businesses have a HUGE impact on the community, in fact- the Small Business Administration (SBA) reports that there are 28 million small businesses operating in the U.S. alone. And since 1995, those small businesses have generated 66% of all new jobs in the United States.
What happens when you shop small and independent?
When you shop small you…
- Give back (more) to your community
- Support your local economy
- Help create local jobs
- Get better products
- Are helping the environment
- Supporting dreams
Here are ways you can get more involved in the small business movement:
- Shop small, of course!
- Get vocal on social- Like, share, comment, post pictures about these local businesses (YES, even local insurance agencies 😉). A little support goes a LONG way!
- Sign up for their loyalty programs- not only will you be supporting their business, you’ll be getting discounts and rewards
- Encourage family and friends to shop at small businesses
- Leave positive reviews online to show your appreciation
We thank you, for staying local and shopping with us! Now, get out there and shop small!