If anyone has suffered during our recession it is the owners of small businesses. Many boutiques, specialty stores, cafes, and restaurants have closed up shop leaving many buildings empty in towns and cities where these businesses once gave character to the streets.
Take a walk to your local shopping district today or get on Google and find out where small businesses are located in your area. Think about buying a cup of coffee at a local cafe or hit up a local boutique for a great sale item. You don't have to spend a fortune.The owners will appreciate your business because those little sales add up over time and guarantee their longevity.
My personal favorite small businesses are vintage/antique stores. These stores contain curated collections of fabulous items that you cannot find anywhere else but are too often affected by our economic struggles.
Tip for today:
- If you are an American Express cardholder they are offering $25 in statement credit for a purchase of $25 or more on Small Business Saturday. A true incentive to shop!
My favorite local small businesses in the Philadelphia area:
- Rags to Riches Resale and Vintage Clothing
- Green Eyed Lady
- Love Saves the Day
- Night Bird Vintage Clothing
- Malena's Vintage
What stores will you support on Small Business Saturday?