The 4th Saturday in November is Small Business Saturday.  Small Business Saturday is an American Express created program to make sure in the holiday shopping season we do not forget to give our local businesses a chance to earn your business.  In a lot of cases you can get very close to box store prices.  Putting price aside, the service of our local businesses is second to none.  What is the point of buying an item if you have no idea how it works or who can fix it?  Our local small business can answer all those questions.  Not only is buying local a great idea for you, the consumer and to the small business, but to the community at large.

“Dollars spent at community-based merchants create a multiplier in the local economy, meaning that from each dollar spent at a local independent merchant, 2 to 3.5 recirculates in the local economy compared to a dollar spent at chain-owned businesses. This “local multiplier effect” means shifting more local purchasing to independent businesses is a key tool for creating more local jobs,”  Content Source: http://www.amiba.net/benefits-local-business/.

The community benefits 2.5 -3x more with money spent at local, small business.  Before heading out of the county for that item you are looking for, give our small, local business an opportunity to win that purchase.