Small Business Saturday
Next Friday is Black Friday. Next Saturday is Small Business Saturday. Instead of waking up at 4 am to wait in line at a big box retailer on Friday, explore the small businesses that help your community thrive on Saturday. As a small business ourselves that specializes in helping small businesses with their accounting, Small Business Saturday is a movement that we are totally behind. A small business not only helps the economy of your community, but it also provides jobs to your community.
While we suggest that you support your small businesses throughout the year, American Express decided to dedicate a specific day to promote small businesses. They started the movement in 2010 and it has grown to the point where last year approximately 95 million people went out to shop at a small business last year. American Express also adds incentive to their credit cars holders by giving extra rewards for purchases at small businesses. You can search for local small businesses in your area here: SBS Locations. Some communities have come together to promote the day. Take for instance, the Third Ward. They have created a website dedicated to Small Business Saturday that displays the local small businesses and some deals that they are offering for the day:Third Ward SBS.
Through my experience working with small business owners, I have learned a lot about what small business is all about. A small business owner really loves what they do. They enjoy providing the services in which they provide, they enjoy helping their customers, and they enjoy being part of their community. There are not any corporate agendas involved, the business is like a family.
We help these owners with their small business accounting in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Brookfield, New Berlin, Wauwatosa, West Allis, Mukwonago, Oconomowoc, and other surrounding cities. Our goal is to provide these business owners with more time to focus on growing their business.
Small Business Saturday this year is on Saturday, November 26th. Please show your support to the small businesses that you frequent often, or try out a new business for the first time. Save your money that you would give to a corporate business on Black Friday and use it to support your community. If you know of any small businesses that you think people should visit next Saturday, please feel free to share on our Facebook Page. You can follow along with the movement by using the hashtag on social media of #shopsmall.
Happy Small Business Saturday!