Shop Local, Shop In Detroit On Small Business Saturday – Opportunity Detroit

Shop Local, Shop in Detroit on Small Business Saturday

Not of fan of camping overnight to be the first in line for Black Friday deals? Do massive crowds of people pushing and shoving frighten you?

Don’t worry, Small Business Saturday is a perfect opportunity to find unique holiday gifts and indulge in distinctive services. Don’t just avoid the lines and crowds, fuel the local economy by shopping small.

Small Business Saturday celebrates the #ShopSmallMovement, which takes place on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It was created by American Express in 2010, after the 2008 recession, to encourage support of independently owned companies that build strong communities. You can support Detroit’s local businesses and dedicated entrepreneurs on Saturday, November 24 from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. ET.

Small Business Saturday has grown tremendously. In 2011, the movement gained national attention when the Senate passed a resolution supporting it. The next year, officials in every state participated. According to American Express, “In 2017,  there were more than 7,200 participants across the country, and an estimated 108 million consumers reported shopping or dining at local independently owned business, which generated roughly $12 billion in reported spending.”

Now in its eighth year, Small Business Saturday continues to recycle funds back into local communities. According to Crain’s Detroit Business, “Small businesses are a major contributor to Detroit’s overall economic growth and revitalization efforts, even more than medium and large firms.”

And some of the most dedicated entrepreneurs and businesses are right here in Detroit! Here are some of them, listed by what they offer:

Art

Pewabic

The Collective

City Bird

Art in Motion

Detroit Fiber Works

Beauty, Grooming and Self-Care

Canine to Five

Detroit Blows

The Social Club

Spa A-Peel

The Ten Nail Bar

Woodhouse Day Spa

Café Experience and Treats

Ashe Coffee Detroit

The Bottom Line Coffee House

Detroit Vintage

Dessert Oasis Coffee Roasters

Narrow Way Cafe & Shop

Clothing

AYV

The Black Dress Co.

Detroit is the New Black

Detroit Vs. Everybody

The Peacock Room

Trish’s Garage

Food

Germack

Good Cakes and Bakes

House of Pure Vin

Sweet Potato Sensations

Louisiana Creole Gumbo

Supino Pizzeria

Miscellaneous

Detroit Mercantile

Hugh

John K. King Used & Rare Books

Savvy Chic

Talaya’s Tiny Tot Party Studio

Shopping local has many rewards. It keeps money in communities, increases property values in neighborhoods, increases employment opportunities and supports a local person’s dream. Don’t underestimate the power of shopping small; it’s an investment in a community’s future.

So, what are you waiting for? Support the Shop Small Movement by helping the communities you call home. #ShopSmall

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