How are you supporting your community on Small Business Saturday?
This Saturday, November 24th as you shop for your weekly groceries, don’t just pass by that little boutique you always wish you had more time to visit. It might just be the perfect place to do your holiday shopping.
Not only does buying local help your community… it’s also kinder to the planet. All that “made in China” stuff might be cheap, but the shipping, packaging, and carbon dioxide emissions are costly in the long run to our health and our environment.
Small Business Saturday is an American Express initiative. The National Federation of Independent Businesses says it is the most important shopping day of the season for 36% of independent retailers. Only 24% of these businesses say Black Friday is more important.
Want to understand the importance of Small Business Saturday, check out this infographic titled Why Buy Local?
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