Saturday, November 24, 2012
Start your holiday shopping at locally owned stores during Small Business Saturday. Plus, tell Patch some of your favorite small businesses to shop!
Small Business Saturday is on Nov. 24 this year, two days after Thanksgiving. It is a day for everyone to support the small businesses that their community thrives on. (For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) American Express founded the day in 2010 to help small businesses get exposure during the holiday season, when they might be otherwise overlooked. With retailers buzzing around the holidays, it is important to support local small businesses that rely on their neighbors in order to continue prospering and building the local economy in Town and Country and Manchester. For a list of local businesses, just search the Town and Country - Manchester business directory here. Shopping on Small Business Saturday is the …
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
A movement to shop local for the holidays becomes Small Business Saturday. This year, local shoppers will find deals on computers, clothes, fitness gear and more.
A new day has been added to holiday calendar, but keep reading! It’s a good one. A year ago, as the U. S. economy was beginning its upturn, small businesses were looking for a way to attract customers, and according to American Express, a supporter of the day, 93 percent of consumers like to support local businesses. Thus was born Small Business Saturday. “Small businesses are really the lifeblood of the economy,” said Mary Ann Fitzmaurice Reilly, senior VP, customer marketing for American Express. Black Friday, the holiday shopping kickoff was first. Then the Monday following Thanksgiving became Cyber Monday. Now Small Business Saturday encourages shoppers to hit the sidewalks and support locally owned stores the Saturday after Black …
Saturday, November 27, 2010
This Saturday is the first ever Small Business Day meant to encourage shoppers to spend at local stores and give back to their communities.
It's being called a big day for small business. Saturday is the first ever Small Business Day and people across the country and in Town and Country and Manchester are being encouraged to get out and support their community's small businesses. It's a national effort to "employ our neighbors and reinvest our money close to home." It's also a way to boost local economies in this trying economic time. According to SmallBusinessSaturday.com, for every $100 spent at local small businesses, $68 returns to the community. Facebook is pushing the effort and you can learn more at Facebook.com/SmallBusinessSaturday. Small businesses are also encouraged to sign up on Facebook and become part of the American Express sponsored movement.