Small Business Saturday deals promoted in bid for holiday sales

Pixabay  Special to The Forum

Pixabay Special to The Forum

Instead of waiting until Thanksgiving to unveil the season's sales, we've seen more stores offering online deals, advertising the big bargains days in advance of Black Friday and opening their doors before the Friday morning rush.

That's because Small Business Saturday, which falls on November 25 this year, isn't about getting up before dawn, fighting traffic, jostling with crowds and standing in long lines to save a few bucks on things no one asked for.

Saturday, Nov. 25, is Small Business Saturday - a day to celebrate and support small businesses for all they contribute to our local communities. In fact, according to the OA's Small Business Profiles, 51,068 new jobs were created in Colorado in 2014 alone, meaning that 48.60 percent of all employees in the state were working for a small business that year.

Over in Buda, most of the small business on Main Street, FM 967 and FM 1626 will be participating in the shopping holiday.

"I encourage all Nevadans to support these local businesses on Saturday and throughout the year". "About half of all American workers are either employed by a small business or own a small business". "I had customers asking in September and October about Shop Small and if it was going to happen, when, and if we would participate".

According to a survey of American Express and the National Federation of Independent Businesses, consumers spent $15.4 billion at locally owned stores and restaurants on Small Business Saturday past year. Even just by interacting with locals on a daily basis can help young owners get a grasp of opening a new business in the Antigo area. "Beyond visiting their favorite go-to spots, shoppers say Small Business Saturday inspires them to visit places they have not been to before and would not have otherwise tried".

"It brings you back to what the holidays are supposed to be", she said.

"Small businesses are the engine of our national economy". NFIB, the nation's leading small business advocacy organization, supports the tax reform legislation that recently passed the House of Representatives as well as the Senate's plan.

"Here, customers can see a lot of Montana work and meet the artists and know that the painting they just bought isn't mass produced", said Toot. Since 2010, the Saturday after Thanksgiving has been known as Small Business Saturday. Highlighting Montana made products and artists, shopping small is a way to know exactly what you are getting and who you are getting it from, while providing shoppers with a feeling of doing good for their local economy.

On Small Business Saturday, you will receive a stamp in a free booklet for every business you visit.

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