Each year, small businesses band together to promote the importance of shedding the big box stores and supporting locally-owned, small businesses the day following Black Friday.
Known as Small Business Saturday (SBS), this shopping holiday has created a large following all across the country. In 2016, it is estimated that shoppers supported small businesses by spending $15.4 BILLION during SBS.
It is a trend that is spreading across the country….come out and support your community by Shopping Small during Small Business Saturday.
Some Small Business and Small Business Saturday Statistics:
- Small businesses have created 8 million jobs since 1990
- Small businesses donate 250% more than larger businesses to non-profits and community causes (Source: Seattle Good Business Network).
- If you spend $100 at a local business, roughly $68 stays in your local economy. If you spend the same are a large business, only $43 stays in the local economy (Source: Civic Economics Study in Grand Rapids, Michigan).
- Small Business Saturday became officially recognized by the U.S. Government in 2011
- Registered Small Business Saturday Neighborhood Champions reached 4,100 throughout the country (a 48% increase over the previous year) who rallied support for their local small businesses.
- An NFIB survey found that 55% of US consumers are aware of Small Business Saturday, and a whopping 83% say it inspires them to shop small throughout the year, too (Source: Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey).
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