Sandwiched in between Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday is Small Business Saturday. This is the third year we are all being encouraged to support small businesses by shopping there. Small businesses are generally local in scope although many like us do have shops on Etsy or websites of their own. These are businesses where you meet the people who create and produce the items you want when you shop. And the items you buy are often created using locally obtained raw materials. The owners of these small businesses are your neighbors, your friends, the people you see at the bank or at the grocery store.
While Mom & Pop stores may not always have the largest selections or the rock bottom prices, they provide a level of helpfulness and attention to customers that the big box stores would love to be able to emulate.
According to American Express, there were more than one hundred million people who chose to shop small on Small Business Saturday across the country last year. Those of us with small businesses feel immensely grateful for this focus on our businesses. We don't have huge budgets for advertising, nor staffs to handle all the tasks that are required to keep a business going. We do all those things ourselves.
We will be open this Saturday, November 24, 2012 for Small Business Saturday from 9 am till 5 pm. Please come and visit us! We would love to see you.