This year marks the 11th annual Small Business Saturday. This year, more than any other year, it is important to support local small businesses. There are many reasons to get out there and support local businesses! Here are five: Continue reading “5 Great Reasons to Support Small Business Saturday on November 28 – And Every Day!”
This year marks the 10-year anniversary of Small Business Saturday, a day started as a way to support local retailers and small e-commerce shops. For small businesses like Village Green Apothecary, Small Business Saturday is aimed at encouraging holiday shoppers to patronize small and/or local businesses.
Small businesses make up more than 99% of all businesses in the U.S. and employ 47.5% of the country’s workers. In fact, for every dollar spent at a small business in the U.S., approximately 67 cents stays in the local community. So when you “shop small” on Small Business Saturday – and all year long – it can help add up to a big impact. Continue reading “Small Business Saturday: November 30”
This year marks the 6th annual Small Business Saturday. There are many reasons to get out there and support local, small businesses! Here are five:
1. Locally-owned businesses create more jobs locally and, in some sectors, provide better wages and benefits than chains retailers do.
2 .Compared to chain stores, locally owned businesses put a much larger share of their revenue back into the local economy, enriching the whole community.
3. Local ownership ensures that important decisions are made by people who live in the community and who will feel the impacts of those decisions.
4. Often, more diversity and unique options are available at local small businesses. Sure, the big box chains carry more stuff, but small chains offer items you may never find elsewhere, and you can frequently special-order items that they don’t usually carry. Continue reading “5 Reasons to Support Small Business Saturday on November 28… And Every Day!”