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Unless youve been asleep for the last decade, you are very familiar with the retail rage of Black Friday and the Cyber Monday phenomenon that sprang from it. These two events have a much more national focus, but theres a local spotlight that occurs on Small Business Saturday.
There are plenty of reasons to consider shopping on Small Business Saturday, but perhaps that most compelling is that 67 cents of every dollar spent at a small business remains in the local community.
People tend to think about the Saturday after Thanksgiving as a big shopping day and we just wanted to remind them that we have shopping downtown and we have businesses downtown, says Hemminger. Please think about them when youre thinking about supporting businesses or shopping or getting ready for the holidays.
November 24 is the ninth annual Small Business Saturday, focused on supporting the diverse range of local businesses that help create jobs, boost the economy, and enhance neighborhoods around the country.