Small Business Saturday

We are all familiar with the hoards of people lined up in the wee hours of the morning for Black Friday.  Waiting in line to just get into the box stores...fighting like salmon against the masses to find the special items...and then waiting in even longer lines to check out...  Holiday shopping doesn't need to be this way.

Why have we turned the joy of gift-giving into such a dehumanizing experience when it could instead by a means to connect closer to our community?  When you shop small, you're keeping your dollar in your community, you're re-building Main Street, and you're supporting people who are passionate about the products and services they offer.  Ditch the sleep-deprived, over-caffeinated adrenal-rush and save Friday for turkey leftovers and making your shopping list.  Shop Small Business Saturday and meet entrepreneurs who have devoted themselves to offering high quality items and personal customer service.  They won't have to run a price check or ask their managers about the details of a sale - they have all the answers to crossing off your shopping list.

Are you a Small Business Owner gearing up for the Holiday shopping season?  Here are some resources you may find helpful:

Promotional Tools from American Express

Promoting a Service Industry

Tips from the Small Business Administration

And like always, we're here to help!