It's that time of year again when we can show our support for the soul of our community - our local small businesses. Small Business Saturday on November 25th is more than just a shopping day; it's a way to build our community and culture. Here are some ways you can make a big impact:
1. Explore Fairmount and Girard Avenues
Take a shopping stroll down Fairmount and Girard Avenues and the streets in between to discover hidden gems and revisit your favorite spots. There's something special about finding unique items and experiencing personal customer service.
Retro Rewind Vintage & Thrift
2. Engage on Social Media
Follow your favorite local businesses on social media. Share their posts to spread the word. Your single share could bring in a new customer!
3. Ditch High-Fee Delivery Services
When ordering food, avoid services that charge high fees to restaurants. Call the restaurant to ask their preferred method or, better yet, pick up your order yourself. This small act makes a big difference to their bottom line.
4. Leave a Positive Review
If you love a local business, shout about it online! Leave a positive review on Google or other review sites. These reviews can significantly boost a business's visibility and credibility.
5. Bring a Friend
Word-of-mouth recommendations are powerful. Invite friends to shop or dine with you at your favorite local spots. It's a fun way to support the businesses and show your friends what makes our neighborhood special.
Harper's Ice Cream
The Voice of Our Business Owners
We asked local business owners to finish this thought: "Small businesses ______________." Here's what they shared:
"Build community and culture." - Dena, Lather
"Keep our relationships with our neighbors strong." - Abbey, Lather
"Make Brewerytown a destination!" - Mino, 2637brew
"Keep our community vibrant." - Peter, Over the Moon
"Stimulate the local economy." - Kamal, The Monkey and the Elephant
"Keep them open!!" - Irene, Platinum Fruit Creations
"Keep more businesses in the community." - Delitha, Decisions Hair Studio
"Keep our neighborhood booming and lively." - Liya, The Gio
Why Shop Small?
Shopping small isn't just about making purchases; it's about investing in our community. Each dollar spent at a local business circulates within the neighborhood, strengthening our local economy and fostering a sense of community. Plus, supporting small businesses means preserving the unique character and charm of our area.
Remember, Small Business Saturday is more than a day; it's a mindset. Let's make it a successful day for our local businesses in the Art Museum District. Happy shopping, dining, and exploring, everyone!