Small Business Saturday
The annual Small Business Saturday campaign (November 25 in 2017) helps bring attention to the value of patronizing independent businesses in communities across America for holiday shopping, dining and services. Founded by American Express in 2010, the event has become a powerful force for generating enthusiasm and sales for local merchants. In 2016, Small Business Saturday once again generated record numbers. 112 million people participated, spending a reported $15.4 billion in the U.S.
When small businesses succeed, we all do. So each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, shoppers, business owners, and organizations come together to Shop Small and share the places they love with the people they love. Join the movement this Nov 25 by shopping small and sharing your favorite places, and be sure to keep an eye out for local events happening in your community!
When we shop small business we keep the money local and support our local economy. The money stays here, helping the small businesses stay in business.