Small Business Saturday is on Nov. 24 this year, two days after Thanksgiving. It is a day for everyone to support the small businesses upon which their community thrives.
American Express created the day in 2010 to help small businesses get exposure during the holiday season, when they might be otherwise overlooked. With retailers buzzing around the holidays, it is important to support local small businesses that rely on their neighbors in order to continue prospering and building the local economy.
Last year, 100 million people nationwide participated in Small Business Saturday by shopping at locally owned stores to help boost the economy and their communities.
You can also “like” Small Business Saturday on Facebook by visiting www.facebook.com/shopsmall.
There are so many great places to shop locally - you can check out our Directory to find stores of all shapes and sizes offering a wide range of retail items.
Check out some of these local businesses who posted on our Facebook page:
- Bakers Dozen Treats: Baker's Dozen Dog Treats... order right ONLINE 24/7...Grain Free, All Natural Dog Treats, each of our flavors has a main ingredient from a CT Farm. www.bakersdozentreats.com
- Ashley Tillinghast: Scentsy-I am online and the gifts are great because there is no flame in our candles-they make amazing gifts for that hard to buy for person. www.ashleytillinghast.scentsy.us
- Shannon's Jammin': Several events coming up before the holidays. Call or message if you can't make an event and would like to stop by to pick some up! https://www.facebook.com/ShannonsJammin
- Brenda Thorpe Hunter: Thanks for promoting Small Businesses.. Shop Online at CT River Candles www.ctrivercandles.com We will be offering a Free Shipping offer to celebrate Black Friday, SBS and CyberMonday. Info will be posted on our Facebook Page soon. www.facebook.com/ctrivercandles
- Melissa Cokas: Bean & Leaf, 8a-10p, Freshly Roasted Coffee, Travel Mugs, Loose Leaf Tea, Gift Certificates
- Maryla Radziszewski moreFIT LLC Proactive Health Care, East Haddam, CT. By appointment, you can call (860-796-1071) or email: email@example.com. I'll have gift certificates available with special discount price: one hour massage $50.00 value $80.00. Check us at www.morehealthfit.com or find on facebook.
Everyone has locally owned businesses in their community, and shopping on Small Business Saturday is the perfect way to give back to the businesses you know and love in your community.
TELL US: What small businesses do you patronize and what makes them great? Share in the comments below.