At this point, we've all heard about Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but did you know that today is Small Business Saturday? It was created by American Express in effort to support the local businesses that create jobs, boost the economy and preserve neighborhoods around the country. Small Business Saturday is a national movement to drive shoppers to local merchants across the U.S. You can learn more about it here on their Small Business Saturday Facebook page In addition, they'll be donating $1 to Girls Inc., a group that’s been helping girls become leaders since 1984, for each "like" (up to $1,000,000), so head on over and "like" it.
As a small business owner, I'm particularly passionate about patronizing small businesses whenever I can. Do you have any idea how many amazing small businesses are out there creating beautiful things? This holiday season, I encourage you to consider buying your gifts from a small shop in your area, shop Etsy or at a local craft show or bazaar. Not only are you supporting a local biz and you community, but your gift recipient will surely appreciate your unique and thoughtful gift.