American Express founded the Small Business Saturday in 2010, it’s November 28th, this year.
This video clip is about Small Business Saturday.
THE BUY LOCAL MOVEMENT IS WORKING!
Here are some stats, of which came from Balle Be a Localist.
+ Independent coffee shops are opening at 1.5 times the rate of Starbucks
+ 250 NEW independent bookstores have opened since 2009
+ 4,700 farmer’s markets have opened since 2002
+ 112,000 new small farms have started since 2002
+ 7 million people have moved their money from big banks into community banks and credit unions in the past 5 years
As a reminder #SmallBizSaturday is on Saturday, November 28th. We encourage you to shop locally on Saturday to support Small Business Day. Tweet us #shopsmall your offers, @Food4SChange and we’ll RT (ReTweet) them for you.
For every $100 spent at a locally owned business, $42 remains in your local state. Why we need to shift $80 Billion dollars to our local economy.
San Jose Chamber of Commerce
“We know shoppers will head to the big box retail stores on Black Friday and shop online during the following Cyber Monday, so we are urging that folks patronize downtown and neighborhood business district retailers and cafes on Small Business Saturday.
“By spending local, you help employees keep their jobs, owners keep their doors open, and local government get tax dollars they need to provide essential services,” Mahood said. “That’s good for you too: It keeps your neighborhood business district alive and healthy.”
Rally your neighbors and community together get started now!
Even the UK gets on board – December 5th is their day..
Small Business Saturday 2014 was a runaway success
+ 16.5 million People shopped in a small independent business on the day
+ 64% of UK consumers were aware of the day, a 33% increase on 2013
Over 3.5 million Facebook views and #SmallBizSatUK trending at number one all day on 6th December 2014
We know it works, shopping at your local business should be everyday – it’s always nice to have a day just to remind us all, the benefits of supporting each other.
We at Food 4 Social Change will publish your offers on Twitter – all you have to do is: #shopsmall your offers, @Food4SChange and we’ll RT (ReTweet) them for you.
Facebook drop by to our page and post your offers or share what you are doing. Share your news.
Google Plus – do the same thing – there is a Food 4 Social Change Community group. Post your offers and share your news.