Small Business Saturday is on Nov. 24 this year, two days after Thanksgiving. It is a day for everyone to support the small businesses that their community thrives on.
American Express founded 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.
"If people were more aware that locally spent dollars has a more direct positive impact on a local community than dollars spent in nationally owned stores, they will then consider spending their dollars exclusively in locally owned stores," said Shift Boutique owner Amanda Converse.
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.
Find a List of participating local businesses using the link below: https://www.americanexpress.com/us/small-business/Shop-Small/
You can also “like” Small Business Saturday on Facebook by visiting www.facebook.com/shopsmall.
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.
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