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Small Business Saturday: Shopping small and local keeps money in your community

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This year, Small Business Saturday will be on Nov. 30, 2013. There are several good ways to get your community involved in Small Business Saturday and help reinvigorate your community with just one dollar. It is too late to order your free kit for Small Business Saturday this season, however; you can save this important information for next year’s event.

Small businesses need your support, through community support the business provide local products and services to customers in turn keeping the town alive and prosperous. Every time you go to another city and buy you are boosting another town’s economy.

"When you shop small and local, more than 50% of the money you spend stays in the community."

There are many resources available to small business owners to get the attention of their community. Everything from downloading non-personalized logos, banners and signage provided by American Express and other sponsors will assist in small businesses keeping their shops thriving in today’s economy.

Tomorrow is Small Business Saturday but it is not too late to post on social media and send out customer emails to welcome customers to your small shop and keep business local. Just one dollar spent from each customer makes a difference.

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