Small Business Saturday: Shop Small and Reap the Rewards!
Small Business Saturday is almost here!
If you’re excited to support the small businesses that make your community special and one-of-a-kind, this is the guide for you! We’ve got all the information you need to make the most of Small Business Saturday, so let’s get started!
Why shop on Small Business Saturday?
We’re glad you asked! When you shop small, you support the people and businesses who make your town special and unlike any other. But guess what? You also win big when you shop small. Here’s why…
How Small Business Saturday Gives You the Win
Amazing Customer Service
Local businesses truly care about you as an individual. We want to take care of you and make your shopping experience a joyful one! So when it comes to customer service, we go the extra mile!
Oftentimes you get to work directly with the small business owner, who knows her store inside and out and can help you find just what you’re looking for. And if you don’t see what you’re looking for, most small businesses are happy to place special orders for you and create custom gifts. We got into business to give value and add joy to the people and communities we serve. So doing everything we can to make your shopping trip a success is hugely important!
Shopping Is Fun Again
Local businesses capture and cultivate the flavor of a town in a way that no chain store can. We don’t have layers of corporate approval to slog through, so there’s no limit to how much fun we can deliver! Just look at The Bang Candy Co. and The Gift Horse in Nashville. They up the fun factor in every way! Simply stepping through their doors delivers an instant dose of happy!
Whether you’re in Nashville or New York, your local businesses have been hard at work discovering and creating as much delight and joy as possible. Small Business Saturday is the perfect opportunity to enjoy all the fun that’s waiting for you!
Save Time (and Energy!)
As you’ll discover on Small Business Saturday, local businesses are definitely big on heart but not nearly as big in square-footage as their chain-store counterparts. That’s a good thing, though. Small business owners can’t afford to waste any space in their shops. Only the very best makes it to their shelves and they meticulously organize their products in space-efficient, shopper-friendly ways. This saves you lots of time and eliminates brain drain. Small business owners do the work of discovering and sourcing extraordinary gifts, so you don’t have to.
By shopping on Small Business Saturday, you can avoid the draining trek through a massive chain store full of mass-produced products. Instead, you can step into beautifully curated spaces and enjoy a selection of products that have already been edited to the highest caliber.
Do Good and Feel Good
Think of your favorite small businesses. Would your town be the same without them? Would you miss your favorite bookstore or coffee shop? When you save your holiday shopping for Small Business Saturday, you’re supporting the businesses that make your community so special. Plus, you’re supporting the community itself! Did you know that $68 of every $100 spent at locally owned, independent stores return to your community? Only $43 of every $100 spent at chain stores returns to your community.
So this year, do yourself and your community a favor. Skip the Black Friday chaos. Instead, savor the joy of Small Business Saturday and get ready to reap the rewards!
When Is Small Business Saturday?
Small Business Saturday 2018 is on November 24.
Where can I shop on Small Business Saturday?
Small Business Saturday is a nationwide event. You can find opportunities to shop local on this Small Business Saturday map.
If you’re in Nashville, don't miss these amazing small businesses...
The Bang Candy Co.
Whiskey, Ink, & Lace
The Gift Horse
Hatch Show Print
And, if you’re looking for more ways to shop local, you can send business gifts with Sweeten the Day! Every item in our gift sets is crafted by local makers and small businesses. When you send a gift with us, you’re supporting local businesses and artisans!
How can I participate in Small Business Saturday?
Simply show your support by shopping at any locally owned, independent store.
And, if you’re ready for a challenge, here’s inspiration from the 3/50 Project...
Choose 3 independently owned businesses that you absolutely love.
Visit those 3 stores and spend $50 at each store.
If half of the employed population made that a monthly habit, it would generate $42.6 billion in revenue for the local businesses that make our communities great. Amazing, right!?
Now that you have everything you need for an amazing Small Business Saturday, it's time to gather around the table with your family and friends. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!!