Saturday, November 26, 2016 is Small Business Saturday® – a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. If you are like me you may have decided to skip out on Black Friday this year. You might want to consider starting your local holiday shopping on Small Business Saturday instead.
1. Small Business’s offer more unique products.
You can get away from the mass-produced items found at big box chains by shopping at an independent retailer. You’ll be able to find locally made and personalized gifts that are perfect for your friends and family.
2. Your tax dollars stay local.
Shopping Small Business helps keep money within your neighborhood. A series of studies by the research firm Civic Economics found that 48 percent of purchases at local independent businesses go right back into the community, compared to less than 14 percent of sales made at chain stores. Your tax dollars stay locally, going toward public services, better schools, and libraries.
3. Small Business gives back to the neighborhood.
With your support and business we are able to give back to the community through donations and support to local schools and community organizations.
4. Shopping local businesses.
By shopping Small Business you will have the opportunity to purchase products that are made locally, creating a ripple effect in the local economy.
5. Small Business helps keep communities diverse.
Sure, we all love and go to the mainstream retailers, but can you imagine what it would be like to live in a place with nothing but non-descript strip malls? By participating in Small Business Saturday you’re making sure independent businesses thrive by adding to the vibrancy and uniqueness of a community.
Thank you for Supporting Small Business