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Small Business Saturday is November 27, 2021 the post-Thanksgiving shopping day committed to supporting local businesses. We know how vital small businesses are to creating local jobs and preserving neighborhoods, which is why we’re excited to celebrate and encourage consumers to shop small.

Shopping small this Saturday can have a HUGE impact! Consumers are here to support you and there are stats to prove it. A recent survey found 70% of Americans shop small. Better yet, for every $100 spent, $48 goes back into the local economy. 

Small businesses outnumber corporations by a factor of 1,100+ to 1. Small businesses are in the majority, however, it’s still important to stand out amongst the competitors. The best way to get started is to locate the proper resources. 

As you prepare for Small Business Saturday and your business’s overall success, we’re here to help. Below are some tips for both businesses and consumers to make the most out of Small Business Saturday:

TIPS FOR BUSINESSES:

Lay the groundwork for your business to be successful this Small Business Saturday! 

Get on the Map:

  • Add your business listing to the Small Business Map – a nationwide map curated specifically for shopping small
  • See if your business meets eligibility requirements
  • If your business is already listed, make sure it’s updated regularly

Enhance Your Online Presence:

TIPS FOR CONSUMERS:

Your support means everything to small businesses. Visiting local stores, shopping online, and posting on social media are all ways to help small businesses. Practice social distancing if you plan to visit stores. But however you shop, stay local and support your community.

Shopping:

  • Commit to purchasing at least one item from a locally-owned small business retailer. 
  • Follow your favorite Charlotte small businesses on social media. Post about your purchases using the hashtags: #ShopSmallCLT #ShopSmall #SmallBizSat #ShopLocal.
  • Shop local online. Hundreds of local businesses have grown their online presence in response to COVID-19. 
  • Give gift cards or eGift cards this holiday season. Gift cards give small businesses sales immediately and encourage others to stay local. 
  • Look for curbside pickup options. Many stores will bring your items out to your car if you order online.
  • Check out promotions and plan your shopping experience. Check to see if your favorite small businesses are doing promotions ahead of time and make a list of items you want to purchase.
  • Practice social distancing and visit one of Charlotte’s unique restaurant and retail districts:

SHOP SMALL SATURDAY EVENTS:

Saturday, November 27 – Shop Small Saturday!

  • Holidays at the South End Market, 8am – 3pm at Atherton Mill and shopping all day at Atherton Mill shops and restaurants
  • Shop Small South End Market: Camden Road street festival from Atherton Mill to Design Center with 80+ small businesses, 11am – 4pm and shopping all day at Camden Road shops and restaurants
  • Shopping all day at the Shops at Winnifred and at shops and restaurants all around South End

Saturday, December 4

  • Holidays at the South End Market, 8am – 1pm at Atherton Mill and shopping all day at Atherton Mill shops and restaurants
  • Shop Small South End Market, 30+ vendors lining the alleys of the alleys of the Design Center, 11am – 4pm and shopping all day at Camden Road shops and restaurants
  • Shopping all day at the Shops at Winnifred and at shops and restaurants all around South End
  • Highlight: The South End holiday tree will be lit and holiday décor will be up all throughout December.

Saturday, December 11

  • Holidays at the South End Market, 8am – 1pm at Atherton Mill and shopping all day at Atherton Mill shops and restaurants
  • Winter Wonderland on Winnifred, 11am – 4pm at Shops at The Winnifred located at The RailYard
  • Shopping all day along Camden Road and at shops and restaurants all around South End
  • Highlight: Wander through the festive Shops at The Winnifred as dozens of local vendors create a winter holiday shopping experience.

Saturday, December 18

  • Holidays at the South End Market, 8am – 1pm at Atherton Mill  and shopping all day at Atherton Mill shops and restaurants
  • Nebel’s Alley Night Market, 2-8pm at the Design Center
  • Shopping all day at the Shops at Winnifred and at shops and restaurants all around South End
  • Highlight: Don’t miss your chance to experience the night market, South End’s popular evening shopping event with special hours for Shop Small Saturday.

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