Yesterday, on “Black Friday,” millions of Americans spent billions of dollars with the multi-national corporations that sell imported products in U.S. shopping malls. Some of us resisted this retail feeding frenzy and bought nothing. Today people from both camps will buy local, shopping with neighborhood shops on Small Business Saturday.
$100 spent with local businesses returns $68 to the community vs. $43 spent at big box stores. So think outside the big box and shop local.
“Gift buyers like local mom-and-pop shops’ unique choices,” Erin Kutz and Jayne O’Donnell, USA Today
Image (“Small Business Saturday, after Edward Hopper”) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com
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