Saturday, November 24, 2012

Support Your Local Small Businesses

It is "Small Business Saturday" here in the United States. For those of you who are unaware of the term, Small Business Saturday was a recent addition to Black Friday weekend in the hopes of helping smaller businesses "get out of the red".

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:

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