Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses nationwide. Last year, over one hundred million people came together to Shop Small® in their communities on Small Business Saturday®. Started by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday falls on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Whether you’re a small business owner or customer, want to encourage your friends to Shop Small or help rally an entire town; everyone can help spread the word about Small Business Saturday. The more people and the more businesses that get involved, the bigger and more beneficial the day will be. Here are several reasons to shop on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 24 this year:
Support your local economy
By buying local, your money stays local. This means more jobs for residents and increased tax revenues for local governments. According to a study of the local economy in Salt Lake City, an average of 52% of revenue from local retailers returned to the local economy, compared with only 14% for national chains.
You’ll often find gifts in local shops you won’t find in larger stores, like handmade jewelry or artisan foods. These gifts can add a special touch that you can’t get from mass-produced products.
At Seeds of Happiness, we will be open on Small Business Saturday, November 24 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sale pricing on lots and lots of merchandise including Seeds and apparel. We look forward to seeing you at Seeds of Happiness. Smiles to YOU!