- Business and Employment
National Small Business Saturday
An Annual Event
The annual Small Business Saturday is slated for Saturday November 26, 2016.This is the day that it is encouraged to shop small businesses. We're encouraged to look around our own neighborhoods and patronize our local businesses. Usually Black Friday benefits the major businesses that offers deep discounts, however most small businesses can ill afford to offer such discounts.
What a shame we have to be reminded to help our fellow man in this way, but if that's what it takes, so be it.
Over the years small businesses have had to close their doors due to lack of patronage. The "Big Guys" have been able to survive this recession, by lowering their prices, cutting their work force, and using other cost cutting measures. The "Little Guy" don't have the luxury of using those means of survival. So it falls to us to give them the needed aid to be able to stay in business..
Just imagine, it's after hours and you need milk for your morning cereal, or milk for your baby and the big Super Market is closed or a little ways from your home, where do you go? Why your local small market. Now just suppose because he didn't get enough business he's had to close his doors, what do you do now? Or here's another one, suppose you need gas, early in the morning before going to work and your neighborhood gas station is closed, because you went across town to the major service station, because his gas is cheaper.
Then there's the "Little Dress Shop" down the street that you never even think about until you're late for that all important dinner date, and you "have nothing to wear." Thank goodness she's there. But now suppose she's had to close her doors, because you always shop at your major department store, because they have deep discounts and she doesn't. Just think, they can offer those discounts because they can buy in larger quantities, than the "Little Dress Shop" can, so she suffers, and by extension you do too, when you need her most.
Where To Shop
Some suggested small businesses to patronize on Small Business Saturday, or actually anytime.
- Local service, (gas) station
- Dress shop, Small All Purpose store
- Cafe, Restaurant
- Gardening shop, Hardware store,
- Resale shops, clothes, tires, appliances, etc
- Beauty salons, Barber shops
- Local Super Market, meat market, produce market
- Liquor Store, (they sell things other than alcohol)
- Movers, if you need them
That's my list, I'm sure I forgot some, but you can take it from here.
So just remember the date, Saturday Nov, 26, 2016 This is the date that we can possible save our local neighborhood small business. I'm passionate about this because I was once a small business owner and because of the lack of patronage I had to close my doors, and as we know what follows the loss of a business, (financial ruin), which causes a trickle down effect.
Again, don't pass up an opportunity to give a helping hand to the needy, not the greedy. Shop National Small Business Saturday, November 26, 2016 .
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