For many small businesses, this weekend is the most important time of the year. The shopping season is a perfect time to support small businesses by shopping local.
ShopLocal.us supports the Shop Small movement — although we believe shopping local should be done throughout the year — and encourage small businesses, friends and family to participate in Small Business Saturday on November 28. Created by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday serves as the ceremonial kickoff to the holiday shopping season for small businesses across the United States.
Here’s how you can make the most of it…
Small businesses… participate!
USE FREE SWAG: free downloadable shop small marketing materials are available at ShopSmall.com to help you make the most of Small Business Saturday.
MAKE IT SPECIAL: plan an event or offer something special at your location to help attract more customers to your business.
CREATE A BUZZ: be sure to post about Small Business Saturday on your social media pages to get people excited about coming to your business to #ShopSmall and #ShopLocal.
Shoppers… support your favorite local places!
Be a part of Small Business Saturday 2015 and support the community and small businesses that create the unique character of our towns.
SHOP: get out in your neighborhood and shop in real-time (not from behind a computer) on Nov 28.
SHARE THE LOVE: support your favorite local small businesses by telling people about them on social media to inspire others to #ShopSmall and #ShopLocal.
MAKE IT FUN: get your friends and family together to join the fun by meeting up and having a great meal or coffee at your favorite local place!
Together we can make a difference to keep our communities healthy, wealthy and vibrant. Happy Small Business Saturday!