This Nov 30 is the 10th Small Business Saturday®, which means it’s almost time to celebrate with your favorite small businesses — like (hint, hint) the one sending you this email.
Save the date to Shop Small® with us because when you do, you make a big difference for our business and our community. Join us in making this Small Business Saturday one to remember!
So, mark your calendar for Nov. 30 — the Saturday after Thanksgiving — and get ready to Shop Small® with us.
We’ve got big plans for the 10th #SmallBizSat, and we want you to be a part of them! Kick off the Creek Side Holiday spectacle by visiting our Christmas at Creek Side Indoor Living Home Décor & Gift Boutique featuring all the trappings of an awesome holiday season.
The Glasshouse will feature all the different colors of Poinsettias, Christmas Cactus and beautiful Holiday flowers you can think of. Plus, our fresh cut Christmas trees, wreaths, garland and greens, in all shapes and sizes will be on display, ready to decorate your home.
Creek Side Gardens will provide special Holiday Shopping deals, delicious snacks & refreshments all day as our way to say “Thank You” to all our wonderful, loyal Creek Sider customers, friends and fans. Stay tuned for details….
As always, thank you for your continued support — we can’t wait to celebrate with you!
The History of Small Business Saturday
In the midst of the recession in 2010 — American Express created Small Business Saturday® on the Saturday after Thanksgiving to encourage people to Shop Small and bring more holiday shopping to small businesses.
The first Small Business Saturday is a success. One year later, as the Shop Small Movement gains momentum, local officials across the nation take notice and move to promote the day.
In 2011, the Senate unanimously passes a resolution in support of the day, and officials in all 50 states participate. It even gets a shout-out from the president of the United States.
In 2013, more than 1,400 individuals and organizations sign up as Neighborhood Champions to rally and support their local communities with events and activities on Small Business Saturday — and that number continues to grow.
By 2018, there were more than 7,500 Neighborhood Champions across all 50 states.
They’re not alone. Beginning in 2011, business associations, nonprofit trade groups, municipalities, and public officials started to unite, forming a Small Business Saturday Coalition to encourage everyone to Shop Small. And nearly 100 corporations lend their official support to the movement.
Making An Impact
You might not realize it, but every time you take a yoga class at your neighborhood spot or buy a gift from the local artist down the street, you’re shopping small and making a difference.
In fact, for every dollar spent at a small business in the U.S., approximately 67 cents stays in the local community. So when you Shop Small on Small Business Saturday—and all year long—it can help add up to a big impact.
Small Adds Up
Over the years, Small Business Saturday spending has now reached a reported estimate of $103 billion since the day began in 2010 — that’s $103 billion over 9 days alone, including $13 billion last year.
Now in its 10th year, Small Business Saturday continues to be an annual holiday shopping tradition — just one part of the larger Shop Small Movement that supports small businesses every day and everywhere.
Because shopping at a family-owned framing spot or buying a handmade ring from your favorite online small business helps to promote more vibrant communities.