Small Business Saturday is a day to support small businesses that invigorate the economy and keep communities thriving. Founded by American Express, the day began in 2010 to help small businesses get more exposure during one of the biggest shopping weekends of the year. Last year, more than 100 million people came out to shop at independently-owned small businesses on that day. Now, in its third year, Small Business Saturday is expected to grow even more.
On a local level, Main Street Beaufort, USA is encouraging the community to shop in Downtown Beaufort on that day. The radio station 94.5 The Coast will broadcast from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Main Street Beaufort will give out 200 canvas bags that read “I Shopped Local in Downtown Beaufort.” Main Street Beaufort, USA Executive Director LaNelle Fabian said, “Downtown businesses are excited about the day devoted to small businesses and are looking forward to the kickoff of the holiday shopping season.” Visit www.shopsmall.com for more information.