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:
Beauty, Grooming and Self-Care
Café Experience and Treats
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