Kick off the holiday shopping season by livin’ la vida local on Small Business Saturday® November 26th. Unlike Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which emphasize major retailers, shoppers are encouraged to shop locally-owned and operated.
When your money goes to members of the community, businesses in turn support local schools, sponsor local fundraisers and contribute to local parks and events—everybody wins.
This, of course, is beyond the fact that it’s nice when a small business owner knows your name, what you like and how you like it.
1. Locally-owned businesses create more jobs.
2. Keep dollars in the local economy.
3. Environmental sustainability.
4. Excellent customer service.
5. Lower prices by increasing competition
More than 1 in 4 consumers shopped small on Small Business Saturday last year—bringing in $16.2 billion in revenue for small businesses across the nation. If you need gifts for the holidays, stop by local merchants and thank them for investing in the community.