Friday, November 29, 2013

Small Business Saturday

Free shipping, early bird specials, 50% off! By now everyone has seen the advertisements promoting Black Friday and Cyber Monday (and in some cases, Thanksgiving Day sales!), but not everyone is aware of a lesser known event – Small Business Saturday.

Now in its fourth year, Small Business Saturday takes place the Saturday after Thanksgiving and was created to encourage holiday shoppers to patronize small and local brick and mortar businesses. This year, Small Business Saturday is Saturday, November 30.

The small businesses in our communities create jobs and stimulate the local and national economies, yet often have to compete with online stores and chains for business. When we shop small, we not only get great service and products, but we are supporting the fabric of our communities and building relationships.

This weekend, avoid the crowds and lines at the mall and big-box stores and head to “Main Street” in your community and shop small!