Tomorrow is Small Business Saturday! After you stuff your face with turkey and stuffing and before you brave the crowds for Black Friday, take some time out to support your local community and shop small. mom-and-pop shops need our help now more than ever to keep their doors open.
Here are some statistics that show just how important shopping small is: For every $100 spent at a small business in the U.S., $68 returns to the local community through taxes, payroll, and other expenditures.
In fact, small businesses create two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year. Small businesses also generate 65% of new jobs in the past 17 years.
blogs have a special place in building relationships between brands and consumers because they offer a level of authenticity that cannot be found elsewhere. When small business owners write blogs, they share their passion, knowledge, and stories with the world in a way that fosters connection and builds trust. In turn, this strengthens customer relationships and creates lifelong fans.
This Small Business Saturday, make a commitment to shop small and invest in your community. Not only will you be helping to keep local businesses afloat, but you’ll also be investing in job growth and strengthening the economy. Plus, you’re bound to find some unique treasures that you can’t find at big box stores! So put down your laptop or tablet this Saturday (after you finish reading this blog post of course), head out into the world, and support your local small businesses.