Reasons to Shop Local on Small Business Saturday

November 24th, the Saturday after Thanksgiving is Small Business Saturday. Below are some reasons to shop local on Small Business Saturday.
Small Business Saturday

1) Helps drive sales to mom-and-pop stores that might normally struggle to compete with big chain department stores

2) Circulates money spent back into the community, benefitting public services including schools, libraries, fire and police departments

3) Boosts the local economy and creates jobs

4) American Express offers financial incentives to credit card holders

5) Special freebies and discounts to shoppers

6) Exclusive chamber of commerce discount cards in select towns

7) More of a unique selection and product diversity than big-box stores

8) One-of-a-kind and locally made goods

9) Select specialty items are less expensive in-store than ordered offline

10) Small businesses offer better customer service and are less crowded


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