The whole point of Black Friday is to prepare for Christmas gift-giving and shop after Thanksgiving. I am a little annoyed with the fact that some stores are promoting “Thanksgiving sales” and are staying open on the holiday. I am not sure why anyone would rather shop than partake in all the joyous Thanksgiving festivities. I especially feel bad for the employees that have to work retail on the holiday.
Anyways, today I want to talk about Small Business Saturday, a campaign happening after Thanksgiving.
Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses across the country. It was founded by American Express in 2010 and is celebrated every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
This year, Small Business Saturday is on November 30th.
Promote Your Business:
The Shop Small website provides printable signage, shop small stickers, and even personalized marketing resources for you to use in order to promote your own small business.
“I have a real love for the city, and the potential is huge. The United States with a flourishing Detroit is going to be a lot better than without one.”
– Warren Buffett
I recently came across a Pure Detroit store in the Guardian building downtown Detroit. It’s an awesome urban, edgy, artsy shop showcasing everything Detroit has to offer. American Express recognized their impacting role in Small Business Saturday 2012:
Whether you wake up early Black Friday, or decide to shop on Thanksgiving; Make sure you #shopsmall Saturday November 30th.