On Nov. 24, an estimated 104 million American consumers supported local retailers and restaurants, spending $17.8 billion on Small Business Saturday 2018, according to American Express and the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB).
After fighting on the battle front, many brave veterans turn to the small business community to find success on the home front. Using the leadership and problem-solving skills they learned while serving our country, these veterans can fight for their own professional freedom through entrepreneurship.
Deck the Heights November 8, 2018 Vestavia Hills, Alabama Before you deck the halls of your home, stop by this local event to Deck the Heights. Located just outside Birmingham, Alabama, this Main Street community will host a festive shopping experience, complete with live musical performances, games and prizes, a visit from Santa and a trolley to help you navigate it all. It’s not likely that this part of the…read more →
When it comes to fall, Americans love to celebrate the season. Picking applies, carving pumpkins and admiring the foliage are among the favorite fall pastimes – but if there’s one tradition to rule them all, it’s Halloween. Last year, the National Retail Federation (NRF) predicted a record-breaking $9.1 billion in Halloween spending throughout the U.S., with an average household spending more than $86 on items like costumes, candy, decorations and…read more →
Small Business Saturday was founded by American Express in 2010 to help strengthen local economies. Today, it’s a holiday shopping tradition and part of a nationwide Shop Small® Movement dedicated to uniting communities and supporting all kinds of small businesses.
Salem, Massachusetts, creates plenty of buzz this time of year thanks to its spooky history, but one group works to highlight the community’s year-round value. With a calendar full of events and year-round programming, Salem Main Streets keeps the buzz going all year long.
From the leaves to the temperatures, fall represents a season of change. However, there’s one thing that stays the same this month: Downtown will bustle with fun and engaging activities.
As the biggest and busiest day of the year for many small and local businesses, Small Business Saturday has grown exponentially over the years. Still, there’s an opportunity to make it even bigger. By registering as a Neighborhood Champion, you can enhance the impact of Small Business Saturday on your business and your community.
From paint chips to rock chips, Jones Paint & Glass in St. George, Utah, keeps the community looking fresh. The independently owned PPG Paints dealer specializes in premium paint products and unmatched customer service. Around the holidays, though, the chips mean a little more.
For Rathdrum Trading Post Hardware, a Do it Best member in Rathdrum, Idaho, community support truly runs on a two-way street. In one direction, passionate members of the community lace up their boots to help their beloved hometown hardware store move through a crisis. In the other direction, this local business pays it forward by supporting the next generation of community leaders. In 2016, Rathdrum Trading Post had big plans…read more →