U.S. Sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is Small Business Saturday, a day created to encourage holiday shoppers to buy from local businesses. Founded by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday takes place each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. American Express started the shopping event in an effort to boost spending at small businesses during the holiday season and help establishments remain open during the recession. “As a consumer, you’re a key part in helping small businesses thrive. By shopping or dining at small businesses throughout the year, you’re showing your support for the small businesses in your neighborhood and in the communities you call your own,” American Express said. A general view of atmosphere at Small Business Saturday Night on November 29, 2014, in New York City. Craig Barritt/Getty Images Just a year after the shopping event was created, the Senate passed a resolution in support of … [Read more...] about Small Business Saturday 2018: What Is It? When Did It Start? What Deals Are There?
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Almost before the leftover turkey is put away into Tupperware, the holiday shopping season is fully underway. But now, popular shopping day Black Friday has to share the spotlight with its relatively new sidekick: Small Business Saturday. This year, the shopping day, when consumers are urged to shop at independently owned stores to support those business owners, falls on Nov. 24. Here's a look at Small Business Saturday day by the numbers. 67 million expected to shopIn the five days between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday, 164 million people are planning to shop, according to an estimate from the National Retail Federation, the world's largest retail trade association, and Prosper Insights & Analytics, a consumer data company, released Nov. 16. Follow these tips to ensure your holiday turkey is both safe and delicious. (Published Friday, Nov. 9, 2018) Of those, 41 percent — 67 million — are planning to shop on Small Business Saturday, according report, which is … [Read more...] about Small Business Saturday by the Numbers: 67M Expected to Shop
Many small and independent retailers who are holding Small Business Saturday shopping events Thanksgiving weekend are banding together with others, believing that there's strength in numbers. Small Business Saturday, started in 2010 to encourage consumers to shop in their small local stores rather than national chains and what are called big-box stores, has become an event in neighborhoods, towns, even cities, as retailers recognize they can draw more customers as a cohesive group than by offering discounts and promotions on their own. Mama Java Coffee, an online coffee retailer, is joining with seven other online businesses that cater to mothers to offer a joint discount. A shopper spending $40 at any of the companies on Small Business Saturday will get $10 off purchases at the other seven. Kim Roman, owner of Mama Java Coffee, says the group, which will market the event on Instagram and other social media, came up with the idea just a few weeks ago. "We were chatting about ways to be … [Read more...] about Small businesses are thinking big for Small Business Saturday
Move over Thanksgiving shopping and Black Friday - it’s time for Small Business Saturday.Small Business Saturday is Nov. 24. It’s designed as a time to celebrate and support small businesses and their contributions to their communities.American Express launched Small Business Saturday in 2010 as a way to bolster community businesses in the middle of an economic recession. It has since become an annual shopping tradition on the Saturday following Thanksgiving. “What began nine years ago as an effort to support local stores during the holiday shopping season has become the Shop Small movement, bringing together millions of shoppers, small businesses of all kinds, civic leaders and organizations in thousands of towns and cities across the country,” said Elizabeth Rutledge, Chief Marketing Officer at American Express. “Shopping small has a significant and positive effect on local communities, and we hope Small Business Saturday will help to amplify that effect … [Read more...] about Small Business Saturday 2018: What stores near me are participating?
By Bob D’Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk It’s Small Business Saturday, a day to celebrate the smaller businesses that play a big part in consumers’ retail choices. It’s sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday and gives shoppers a chance to support local, smaller business instead of big box stores. >> Read more trending news According to American Express, which founded Small Business Saturday in 2010, the Saturday after Thanksgiving has generated more than $85 billion worth of sales in the years since. As the daughter of a small business owner, I know firsthand the valuable contributions that small businesses make to our country's economy and to communities in WA and across the country.#ShopSmall.— Senator Patty Murray (@PattyMurray) November 23, 2018 In 2011, the Senate unanimously passed a resolution sponsored by Louisiana Democrat Mary L. Landrieu to designate the Saturday after … [Read more...] about It’s time to celebrate Small Business Saturday