We have all heard of Thanksgiving and we hope you had a wonderful holiday. We have also all heard about Black Friday and a Cyber Monday. But what about Small Business Saturday? It’s the latest shopping day trend to celebrate and support small businesses and all that they do for communities all across the nation.
Be sure to take the time to shop locally. Go to a local cafe instead of a major chain, see what the local craft store has ready for the holiday season, visit a local beer garden, and more. There are probably tons of small businesses with awesome deals and fun things to do in your area that are just waiting to be discovered.
Small Business Saturday
Small Business Saturday was created in 2010 as a counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. With huge retailers offering amazing deals during the busiest shopping period of the year it can be hard for small businesses to compete.
By encouraging the nation to shop small and local millions of people will discover the delightful small businesses in their neighborhoods and all that they have to offer. Maybe the best latte is local or a seamstress makes amazing linens. A whole small business world is out there waiting for you, full of unique products and experiences!
Sometimes the importance of supporting small businesses can go unnoticed, but they actually do a lot for local communities. For example, small businesses create tons of employment opportunities for people who may not fit with larger employers.
These opportunities are also more fun and relaxed and provide people with room to grow into their new roles. These talented individuals often invent new products, implement time and money saving solutions, and can improve already existing ideas.
Small businesses also stimulate economic growth because by employing more people they give more people money to spend and put back into the community. It’s a great way to grow the small town that you love.
Along with paying employees small businesses also pay local taxes. This is great because those funds go into things that really matter in the community like local schools, police departments, and more.
Also, often times small businesses are involved with the community. They care about their area and want to help. They will donate to charity and do things like sponsor 5K races and will even speak at local schools and business centers to inspire other members of the community to also become more involved.
We Love Small Businesses
Thank you from TaxBandits. We know that running a small business can be tough, but also extremely rewarding. We sincerely hope you celebrate Small Business Saturday to take part in what the local businesses in your area have to offer!