Keep it local on Saturday, Nov. 26

Keep it local on Saturday, Nov. 26

Did you know that Small Business Saturday is celebrated each year on the day after Black Friday? Well, it is! Black Friday is for large businesses, Small Business Saturday is for local businesses, and Cyber Monday is for businesses that sell products online. It’s a whole weekend designed to help you get your holiday shopping done early.

With so many options readily available to consumers, small businesses need your support more than ever before! Why choose to shop at a small business? One reason is to make sure your gift is unique and to save yourself the embarrassment of getting the same gift as someone else.

You could participate in Small Business Saturday by choosing to dine at a local restaurant, because they are small businesses, too! Remember: local restaurants also sell gift cards, so you can support local businesses and get some holiday shopping done at the same time!

Another reason to keep it local is that profits generated by small businesses are typically reinvested in your community. Small businesses are also more likely to support community groups, and their one-of-a-kind nature gives a community its distinctive character. In addition, local businesses are known to have great service, great product knowledge and take the time to get to know their customers.

This holiday season, why not invest in the future of your community and support the people who live here?