Small Business Saturday appears to have found a nice spot between the usual madness of Black Friday and the online shopping push known as Cyber Monday.
Small Business Saturday is meant to follow Black Friday, but as a celebration of local businesses.
This the reason why today, when you’re out shopping in the final ramp-up to Christmas, you should support small businesses as part of Small Business Saturday.
Mchenry Village is a hub for small businesses and with Small Business Saturday bringing big crowds, owners are hoping they can raise awareness to continue to keep their doors open.
“You get a lot of personalized attention”. Now entering its eighth year, the day is embraced by independent merchants of all kinds-from traditional brick and mortar retailers to service providers to e-commerce businesses. “People come by in groups, looking for entertainment and something to do”.
Pit Stop Hobby Shop manager AJ Shappell says that small businesses can give consumers a more meaningful shopping experience, often having a more tailored knowledge on their product. She said she likes to shop at the toy store because of its unique offerings.
Soper says supporting small businesses is a tremendous help to the local economy.
Money you spend on the internet or out of town leaves your community; it’s an economic drain for your area. Small Business Administration, 29 percent of business are majority owned by people of color, and that number in increasing quickly.
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“Records is something you can’t find at big retailer, we’re banking on it”, said Madison Kieth, co-owner of Station Square Records on Church Street.
The idea is to shine a light on small business during a season when retail giants are doing their best to attract customers.
Since it was first promoted in 2010, local businesses have run with the promotional message. You could also match donations from your customers to your chosen charity.