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Nov 23

Support local businesses this Small Business Saturday

Posted on November 23, 2020 at 5:40 pm by Clay Curtin

It is usually the big shopping day after Thanksgiving that gets all the publicity, but let’s remember Small Business Saturday, November 28!

This holiday season looks a bit different – and it's likely going to be a tough one for small businesses. This season, it is more important than ever to support our local businesses and shop safely. Check out small businesses in Menlo Park on the Shop Small Map

Local businesses are the cornerstone of a strong community. Menlo Park supports Small Business Saturday, a national campaign to celebrate local entrepreneurs, showing residents across the nation that you can find that special gift at the shop. If you cannot leave your house, many small businesses have taken this time to put their shop online. Search for or call your favorite shop to see what they offer.

To help support this initiative and make the term Small Business Saturday as popular as Black Friday, we are asking you to join millions of Americans to shop small at your favorite local stores. This year marks the tenth Small Business Saturday and serves as the annual celebration of America’s small business community.

When we all shop small, we make a huge impact in our community. Studies estimate that 78 cents of every dollar spent locally returns to the local economy (as compared to 1 percent when you shop out of town or online). Need to shop for the upcoming holidays? Try shopping local instead!