Have 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.