Shop Small, Make a Big Impact

Small business does a great deal to empower communities and increase employment. I remember during my high school days that it was the small, local businesses that were constantly sponsoring sports teams, helping with fundraisers and awarding scholarships to students.

This Saturday, November 26, is Small Business Saturday. A second annual event designed to encourage consumers to promote small business and make a purchase at a favorite locally owned store.

If you’re a small business owner, there’s still time to promote your company using pre-designed templates for this awesome event. As a marketer, I’m loving their free, easy-to-use tools, including in-store signage and e-marketing. Event coordinators were even doling out free Facebook ads, but those have all been claimed.

So, save some of that Christmas list for Saturday and shop small! Black Friday is way overrated anyway.

In honor of Small Business Saturday, I’d like to give a shout out to some of my favorite small businesses:

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