Shop & Dine Small this Holiday Season
Now in its seventh year, Small Business Saturday has been embraced as a part of the holiday shopping tradition by shoppers, businesses, economic development leaders and public officials to show neighborhood pride and keep local businesses thriving.
It is a great day to stay and shop in your community and is a great alternative to shopping the big box stores on black Friday.
It is a way to show your support to the small family-run businesses that shape your downtowns and make up a rich and diverse community.
This year Small Business Saturday is November 25, but there are many more opportunities to #shopsmall in Kewaunee County throughout the holiday season.
Top 8 reasons to shop small:
Small Businesses give back more to your community. Keep your tax dollars in your community. Many also support local causes, creating even more good within a community.
- Small Businesses make a major economic impact
- Small Business provide better customer service. More personalized, hands-on, and flexible.
- Greater product diversity. Many assume the selections are better at big-box stores, but often you just need to ask. Small businesses are very accommodating.
- They create a better sense of community
- You will feel good by supporting local families
- Our downtown communities are walkable! Ditch your car, save on gas, and get some exercise!
- You’ll raise your property values. Lively, vibrant neighborhood shopping streets are considered an advantage when selling a home. They make your property more valuable.
How to help:
Get vocal on social media
- Check out the official Small Business Saturday site and the local business map
- Challenge yourself to think about what regular purchases you make that could be bought local – eggs, bread, meat, home repair supplies and much more.
- Shop small all year! You will be supporting your community, Saving on gas money, be more satisfied with your purchases, and feel good while doing it!
Small Business Saturday, any Saturday or any other day in between, supporting small businesses deserves to be part of your everyday routine!