As huge supporters of small businesses and all things handmade, Craftrina proudly supports the Shop Small Movement and Small Business Saturday. Shop Small is a nationwide movement that celebrates small businesses that keep communities thriving and well. It’s a wonderful movement that belongs to every one of us.
Small Business Saturday – was founded in 2010 by American Express. It’s a very special day that celebrates and shows support as an entire nation for small business owners and their communities. This special day has been taking place every year since 2010, on the Saturday after Thanksgiving and help encourage others to Shop Small this holiday season (as well as throughout the year of course!). That’s right—Black Friday weekend!
Make a Difference & Show Your Support For Shop Small
This year is your chance to make a difference and show your support and love for small businesses you love on November 24th.
Small businesses thrive greatly from their customers. Every time you shop or dine at small businesses throughout the year, you’re supporting Shop Small movement. You’re making a difference not only for those small businesses, but also your local communities as well.
How Can You Support the Shop Small Movement?
The great thing about Shop Small and Small Business Saturday is that anyone can show their support simply by shopping at small businesses on Saturday, November 24th 2018. It doesn’t take much! You can show your support by purchasing a cup of coffee from your local small business coffee shop or grabbing a bite to eat from your local small business diner.
Not only can you show your support, but you can also feel good about the products and services you purchase.
Every bit of support counts and yes—it does requires an entire nation. After all, small businesses created the foundation of this great country. It’s also important to mention that you can also show your support for online small businesses as well (great for those who like shopping from the comfort of their home in nice warm pajamas!).
So, get out there Saturday, November 24th—Shop Small and don’t forget to spread the word to friends & family and on social media! Make sure to use the hashtags #ShopSmall and #SmallBizSat. Join the movement and start making a difference today!
Attention Small Business Owners
Are you a small business owner that has a physical and or online shop? If so, thanks to American Express and FedEx—your small business may be eligible to receive Shop Small event kit merchandise free of charge. Event Kits include Shop Small tote bags, flyers, balloons, and more—all compliments of American Express.
Once you receive your Shop Small event kit, use the Shop Small merchandise to help spread the word and promote your small business. Even if you don’t qualify to receive physical Shop Small merchandise, American Express does offer a bunch of wonderful Shop Small digital materials you can download instantly and print. They even give you the option to customize your these digital material.
How will you show your support for Small Business Saturday? Better yet, if you’re a small business owner, how about introducing your small business to the handmade community. Let us know by leaving a comment below, we always love hearing from you! Have a question about Shop Small or Small Business Saturday? Feel free to contact us with any questions!