Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses on the busiest shopping weekend of the year. Better Business Bureau of Southern Arizona is spreading awareness and advising consumers to support the small businesses in Southern Arizona.
For the third year in a row, American Express OPEN has declared Nov. 24, the Saturday after Thanksgiving, to be Small Business Saturday. BBB is one of hundreds of public and private organizations to declare its support for Small Business Saturday, in an effort to spread the word about the benefits of shopping at local businesses.
“Shopping local is really what makes a community what it is, especially in the way of employment and taxes,” said Jeremy Davis, co-owner of Summit Hut, in Tucson. “For every dollar that’s spent at a local store 68 percent of that goes to the local community through taxes and payroll.”
Davis, who owns Summit Hut with his wife Dana, are one of 80 small businesses in Tucson that will be participating in Small Business Saturday.
Last year, more than one hundred million people came together to Shop Small in their communities on Small Business Saturday. Whether you’re a small business owner or a customer, you’ll want to encourage your friends to Shop Small on Nov. 24.