Have you heard about Small Business Saturday? It was first “celebrated” in 2010 as a counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which feature big box retail and ecommerce stores. Read up more about the historyhere. The point of Small Business Saturday is to encourage people to support their local economy by shopping at small businesses during the craziest shopping weekend of the year. The SBA has some great resources you can access here. To stay up-to-date about the celebrations of Small Business Saturday, like the official Facebook Page. You can also search a list of participating businesses here.
We’ve written articles in the past about local Portland small businesses, andwhy it’s important to shop local, even as a business. We believe in the importance and power of small businesses in America. Keeping our business local is a philosophy we at Propel Businessworks aim to make a lifestyle. This weekend, we encourage you to keep it local, too, and celebrate small businesses.
Where are your favorite spots to shop local? We’d love to know, so share in the comments!
Jamie Teasdale founded Propel Businessworks, a small business development company, in 2009. Since then, she has been lending insight and creativity to businesses all over the U.S., giving them the tools they need to plan, promote, and prosper.