Support Small Business is Good Business

custom_fb-cover-photoHave you heard of Small Business Saturday?

Small Business Saturday (SBS) , this November 26,2016 is the annual celebration of small businesses across the country. After the retail frenzy that is Black Friday (primarily aimed at big-box stores), this day will be an opportunity for local businesses to get some love.

This is my 3rd year participating. For me, it really brings the sense of community for me with my customers and fellow business owners. Been working hard to bring you new art, new one of a kind gifts for you. Unique and hand picked items you’ll love giving this season. AND at the same time giving back to the community when you shop small anytime.

Here’s a few Good reasons to SHOP SMALL

  • Local Small businesses are more likely to use the local banks, media and other services.
  • Local businesses contribute more taxes, jobs and income to the local community.
Small business:$100 spent/$45.stays in community VS Big box: $100.spent/$15 in community
  • Supporting local businesses are good for the environment. They tend to also buy local requiring less shipping and transportation.
  • Most Small Business owners believe that buying local matters to their customer and support back and invest in their community even more.

Can’t make it? Fear not, you can benefit from Small Business Saturday by ordering with me online the 26and 27th of November to receive free shipping off your order.

How else can you help Small Businesses like us?

Take advantage of local farmers markets and shopping events local to you where you’re likely to find unusual and unique items. Discover things grown and produced locally to you that you didn’t know existed. Check your local paper or Facebook events  for updates.

If you find a shop/trader/service that you like, recommend them to your friends. Word of mouth goes a long way.

If you do discover a great Small Business then give them a shout out by leaving us a comment and what you like about them.

Published by susanwalkerart

Susan Walker creates bright, bold, encouraging mixed media acrylic paintings. Custom paintings and pet portraits. Conducts,drawing, Twisted line,travel sketching for mixed media paint & sip classes for adults and children as well as many others at her location or yours.She works in her home studio while sharing it with family and fellow creatures: Lucy the beagle, Pickles the once independent city slicker, 6 koi, 3 uninvited but welcomed frogs in their pond. Here you can follow along in her life as an artist & business owner in her daily life as a mother,wife. Mixed media is her medium of choose,building up layers of paint, texture, stamping and just about anything else lending to the topic. She enjoys the whispers of encouraging words in her art. Inspiring words can be the focus or whispers among the images she draws and paints. She feels the world around us is filled with criticism and pressure where our own thoughts and being gets forgotten. Sometimes she states encouragement and inspiration boldly as the focus of the piece or just under the surface and among the layers for the discerning eye to discover. Susan continues to work with pen/ink and watercolor using them in her art and in her almost daily sketchbook journals. Can see more of my work : FAN PAGE:

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