Published: Sun, December 01, 2019
Markets | By Otis Pena

Shop local with deals and discounts on Small Business Saturday

Shop local with deals and discounts on Small Business Saturday

While that money goes back into the community, many business will generate between forty and fifty percent of their annual sales during, Small Business Saturday. "It triples any of the other days of the holiday season".

According to the 2018 Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey, produced by American Express and the National Federation of Independent Business, 104 million shoppers spent a record high $17.8 billion in 2018.

From Centennial Place throughout Granger and into our very own downtown South Bend, businesses from all over Michiana are participating.

Saturday, November 29, is a day to support local entrepreneurs by shopping locally, keeping shoppers money in the area during Small Business Saturday. "Every time you think to shop for someone or buying for yourself, your first thought should be to shop local". "Everything that we purchase stays local".

Gilbert said it also helps the city.

"We've had people who've come from Hickson, and so the roads were awful, and they still came for Small Business Saturday", said the owner of Unglued Ashley Morken.

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Helping out local stores like Pruess Pets really impacts the community.

"We give back to the community, we give back to four local nonprofits every beer that we sell", Russo said.

It's a day meant to help and thank locally-owned businesses.

He said they even open up their space for local artists to showcase and sell their work. "It's really cool to see everything that's kind of been changing around town and it's been busier for sure".

Speaking of small businesses, Door Dash is encouraging customers to dine locally.

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