Shop Small Saturday: November 25th, 2023
Small Businesses Need Your Business – Get Out and Shop Small!
Why Shop Small?
Small Businesses in Delaware depend on an active, involved community to survive. After the outstanding work by our network of Delaware’s Small Businesses to stay open, expand, recover major losses, and keep pushing through the last few years, we are proud to support such resilience!
What can you do to help? Supporting your community by shopping on Small Business Saturday does a few things:
- Directly Support Your Community – Business owners are your neighbors and friends
- Get a Gift That Stands Out – Get loved ones something special that only a local business can provide
- See What’s Out There – These businesses are a great resource all year round
Support your neighbors by shopping small this holiday season!
WHEN SHOULD I START SHOPPING?
Remember that this season especially, it is best to Shop Sooner!
While supply chain shortages and staffing challenges are felt across many industries, businesses are finding ways to be creative and adapt to high demands. Shopping early in the season can help lessen the holiday rush for your local business owners. Consider shopping either online or in-person, and try to be patient with the small business staff providing your product or service – these last few years have been especially tough, and we love to see kindness practiced among the Delaware business community.
There are also a number of events and promotions that fall on certain dates throughout the entire season – find those dates and events below in the “Shoppers” block, or click here.
WHERE CAN I “SHOP SMALL”?
Finding local businesses in your area can be done in many ways – search up the product or service you’re seeking on Google or another search engine and scroll through those results! Get on your social media accounts and follow businesses in your area to find some new shopping spots. You can even ask a friend or family member what small businesses they frequent to get some ideas for where to shop during this upcoming holiday season.
Remember that retail locations are a great option, but service-based businesses can also offer gift cards, promotional items, coupons, discounts, and more for that special person in your life – get creative!
Keep an eye out for signage outside a business that says “Shop Small HERE” – this is a great indicator that you’re supporting a small business.