Go Local On Small Business Saturday Nov 26

Story by Leslie Huffman. Photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – Here’s an idea that we at CaryCitizen have been promoting since we started. Support of small business.These are your friends, neighbors and local volunteers that help make Cary unique.

One thing we know at CaryCitizen, no one is more passionate about their customers than the small business owner.

2nd Annual Small Business Saturday Nov 26

American Express along with many advocacy groups began their push for this sumo-holiday last year with a massive marketing campaign. First there was Black Friday, then Cyber Monday.

Now, there’s the annual Small Business Saturday. Small Business Saturday is a day to support the small businesses that fuel our economy and invigorate communities.

This year, Small Business Saturday is on Saturday, November 26, 2011 (the day after Black Friday).

Did You Know

  • According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, there were nearly 28 million small businesses in the United States last year.
  • Did you know that small businesses generated 64% of new jobs created over the past 15 years?
  • For every $100 spent in locally-owned, independent stores, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll and other expenditures.
  • More than a dozen advocacy, public and private organizations are part of the Small Business Saturday movement.
  • According to the 2011 Small Business Saturday Consumer Spend Survey, 89 million people said they plan to Shop Small on Small Business Saturday.

Take The Pledge

Small Business Saturday is a national movement to drive shoppers to local merchants across the U.S.  Make the pledge to Shop Small on November 26. Please take the time to find a small business and shop there instead of the “big box” stores.

If everyone in our community shopped local, some of our neighbors would not have to struggle to make a living. If millions of Americans shop small, it will be huge.

CaryCitizen “Go Local” Stories

CaryCitizen has written over 50 “Go Local” stories. Many of them give back to the community on a regular basis too. If you look at our list you will also notice that some of these business are now closed due to the downward economy. Help out and do your part, Shop Small.

What businesses will you support? Are you “in the know” on all the great places to Shop Small in Cary? Share them here!