Small Business Saturday is on Nov. 24 this year, two days after Thanksgiving. It is a day for everyone to support the small businesses their community thrives on.
American Express founded the day in 2010 to help small businesses get exposure during the holiday season, when they might be otherwise overlooked. With retailers buzzing around the holidays, it's important to support local small businesses that rely on their neighbors in order to continue prospering and building the local economy in.
Last year, 100 million people nationwide participated in Small Business Saturday by shopping at locally owned stores to help boost the economy and their communities.
Of course, Somerville has a vibrant local business scene, and Somerville Local First, with its Shift Your Shopping campaign, encourages people to shop local throughout the holiday season.
We're trying to compile a list of local business deals here in Somerville. If you are a small business owner, leave your deal in the comments section below. You can also email your deal to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shopping on Small Business Saturday is the perfect way to give back to the businesses you know and love in your community.