Small Business Saturday is on Nov. 24 this year, two days after Thanksgiving. It is a day for everyone to support the small businesses that 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 is important to support local small businesses that rely on their neighbors in order to continue prospering and building the local economy in Wellesley.
The American Express Shop Small website lists almost 100 Wellesley businesses participating this year. Among them (in no particular order):
- Red Apple
- Cafe Mangal
- Tutto Italiano
- Shafer O'Neil Interior Design
- Second Time Around
- Blue Ginger
- JP Licks
- The Linden Store
- Quebrada Baking Company
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.
Everyone has locally owned businesses in their community, and shopping on Small Business Saturday is the perfect way to give back to the businesses you know and love in your community.
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