The Thanksgiving holiday weekend is upon us. To many, this weekend is for spending time with family and friends. However, there also is Black Friday and now there is Small Business Saturday.
With the pandemic hitting hard this year, small businesses have been severely affected by the financial and health climate we are currently in, causing many to lose money and even close their doors. Knowing the current times we are in, the Director of the Tennessee Office of the Small Business Association (SBA), Latanya Channel, is encouraging people to shop small this year.
“Since the March tornado, 2020 has been a year of lows and some highs for many Nashville Small Business Owners. My team and I want the community to remember Small Business Saturday, which is Saturday November 28 – the day after Black Friday. Each year, we encourage independent businesses to leverage Small Business Saturday to help drive more traffic to their businesses – whether it’s through their doors or to their e-commerce site – during the holiday shopping season,” Channel explained. “Give your support to a local independent small business – even if you cannot get inside a brick and mortar small business, then shop virtually and curbside, on Small Business Saturday with that local business here in Nashville. This is a time that the community can support independently-owned businesses, which creates jobs, boost the economy, and preserves neighborhoods.”
This year makes 11 years for Small Business Saturday and last year was one of the biggest, with 110 million people participating worldwide with an estimated record-breaking $19.6 billion in spending.
For more information about Small Business Saturday, what businesses are involved, how you can connect with the SBA and all of their many initiatives, feel free to check out SBA initiatives.