Small Business Saturday, falling on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, is a beacon for supporting local businesses. While Black Friday and Cyber Monday dominate the holiday shopping scene, Small Business Saturday encourages us to shift our focus to the heart of our communities: the small businesses that add character and uniqueness to our neighborhoods.
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Small businesses are the backbone of local economies. By shopping locally, you directly contribute to the economic vitality of your community. Your purchases support local jobs, nurture entrepreneurship, and create a ripple effect of prosperity.
More for your money.
Local businesses often offer unique products and services you won’t find in large retail chains. And the personalized service you receive by building close relationships with business owners is unmatched.
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Supporting local businesses can also have positive environmental effects. Often, small businesses source their products locally, reducing the carbon footprint associated with transportation and packaging.
So, how do I support Small Business Saturday?
Find local boutiques, artisanal shops, and family-owned businesses for your holiday shopping. Consider purchasing gift cards from local eateries or booking services from neighborhood service providers.
On a tight budget? Your words are just as powerful. Use your social media platforms to highlight your favorite local businesses. Share photos, leave positive reviews, and spread the word to your friends and family about businesses you can’t help but gush about!
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