We are stronger in numbers. The national movement about shopping small is gaining more momentum every year.

Tuff Dog Bakery Sterling, IL

Small business is the heart of our community and critical to our quality of life.

Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce Chambersburg, PA

I truly believe that the small businesses shape the culture of the neighborhood.

Margaret Vinson Houston, TX

I see Shop Small taking the Bridgeport community to the next level.

Leanne Scanlon Chicago, IL

  • Ma's Green Living MONTEREY, CA
  • My DreamFx DOVER, PA
  • Little Green Bean Boutique INDIANAPOLIS, IN
  • Buckhannon-Upshur Retail Merchants Association BUCKHANNON, WV
  • Niobrara Chamber of Commerce LUSK, WY
  • Columbia County Chamber of Commerce HUDSON, NY
  • Billings Chamber of Commerce BILLINGS, MT
  • Practical Solutions Gifts BATON ROUGE, LA
  • Downtown Goldsboro Development GOLDSBORO, NC
  • SouthWest Metro Chamber of Commerce CHANHASSEN, MN
  • Palm Desert Area Chamber of Commerce PALM DESERT, CA
  • Main Street Kent KENT, OH
  • THE PURPLE POPPY LAFAYETTE, CO
  • Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce JEFFERSON CITY, MO
  • Fulton County Chamber of Commerce ROCHESTER, IN
  • Leah Merideth FREDERICKSBURG, VA
  • Cherie' Consignment Boutique EXCELSIOR, MN
  • Alexis Grace Consignment WORCESTER, MA
  • Parents For Joy Holiday Vendor Fair TEMPLETON, CA
  • Downs Chamber of Commerce DOWNS, KS
  • Ottaw Downtown Merchants OTTAWA, IL
  • Innoscents Candle Company IRWIN, PA
  • Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce FLEMINGTON, NJ
  • City of Central Chamber of Commerce BATON ROUGE, LA
  • Northeast Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce MASON, OH
  • Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce CASSVILLE, MO
  • City of Hutto HUTTO, TX
  • City of Stone Mountain DDA STONE MOUNTAIN, GA
  • Billingslea Media LLC WINTERVILLE, NC
  • La Verne Chamber of Commerce LA VERNE, CA
  • Downtown Development District HAMMOND, LA
  • Gift Gallery Of Vienna VIENNA, WV
  • Madison Creek Furnishings MISSOULA, MT
  • Timeless Home Gallery ARNOLD, CA
  • Buffalo Creek Farm and Creamery, LLC GERMANTON, NC
  • midwest athletic SOUTH BEND, IN
  • Billy's Market & Deli SACRAMENTO, CA
  • Main Street Russellville, Inc. RUSSELLVILLE, AR
  • Hackettstown Business Improvement District HACKETTSTOWN, NJ
  • McCross Business Solutions UPPER MARLBORO, MD
  • Serendipity Handmade Gifts SAINT LOUIS, MO
  • Hi Lites, Schuyler County's Free Community Paper WATKINS GLEN, NY
  • Main Street Portsmouth PORTSMOUTH, OH
  • Avedian Properties VISALIA, CA
  • WHBN HOMETOWN RADIO DANVILLE, KY
  • Mayday Pest Solutions CIBOLO, TX
  • RK TV Service, Inc. WACO, TX
  • Downtown Topeka, Inc. TOPEKA, KS
  • Reflections BOSTON, MA
  • Annie's Blue Ribbon General Store BROOKLYN, NY
  • Green Eyed Lady KENNETT SQUARE, PA
  • Kel's Custom Designs SPRINGFIELD, MO
  • Williamson Road Area Business Association ROANOKE, VA
  • A Touch of Class Jewelry Inc. DBA Anna Re Fine Jewelry ISLIP, NY
  • Mi Vida Strings WESTMINSTER, CO
  • Ortonville DDA ORTONVILLE, MI
  • LeClaire Tourism LE CLAIRE, IA
  • South Main Merchants Association BLACKSBURG, VA
  • Irvin's Books YORK, PA
  • Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce APALACHICOLA, FL
  • MiniMovers757 VIRGINIA BEACH, VA
  • Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce LAKELAND, FL
  • St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce COVINGTON, LA
  • CDRC PERRY, ME
  • Kathy Black embroidery FERTILE, MN
  • Elkins ON TRAC ELKINS, WV
  • Catoosa Chamber of Commerce RINGGOLD, GA
  • Kelly Taylor LITCHFIELD, IL
  • Mills 50 Main Street ORLANDO, FL
  • Claire Terese Photography EBENSBURG, PA
  • Joliet City Center Partnership JOLIET, IL
  • Mobiketing SAINT PETERSBURG, FL
  • Celebrations Party & Gifts ALBERT LEA, MN
  • Prairie View Chamber of Commerce PRAIRIE VIEW, TX
  • Greensboro Main Street GREENSBORO, GA
  • Downtown Nampa Association NAMPA, ID
  • Port Townsend Main Street Program PORT TOWNSEND, WA
  • Franklin Street Merchants NEWPORT, RI
  • A Reader's Corner Bookstore LOUISVILLE, KY
  • Elements Art Gallery BETHEL, ME
  • Aphrodite's Closet WINDCREST, TX
  • Neighbors in the Strip PITTSBURGH, PA
  • West Carroll Chamber of Commerce OAK GROVE, LA
  • Clearwater Chamber of Commerce CLEARWATER, KS
  • Kingsland Downtown Development Authority KINGSLAND, GA
  • Medford Area Chamber of Commer MEDFORD, WI
  • Smash Beauty Lounge HOLLYWOOD, FL
  • Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce CULLMAN, AL
  • The Williamson Museum GEORGETOWN, TX
  • Wills Point Chamber of Commerce WILLS POINT, TX
  • Two's Company DANVILLE, IL
  • The Way Nature Intended MERCER, PA
  • Old Algiers Main Street Corporation NEW ORLEANS, LA
  • The Guitar Farm NEW LONDON, IA
  • Wilmore Community Development Board WILMORE, KY
  • The Old Crow CLINTON, IA
  • McPherson Main Street, Inc MCPHERSON, KS
  • Branches & Vines, llc PROSSER, WA
  • Synergy Solutions Group MOBILE, AL
  • Washington Business Improvement District WASHINGTON, NJ
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How they did it

1

The organization came up with a list
of clues for a Small Business Saturday
Scavenger Hunt.

2

To complete each clue, shoppers
visited a local small business and
searched for answers.

3

The event energized the community and inspired them to visit multiple businesses.

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How they did it

1

The association organized a selfie event for people shopping at local businesses on the day.

2

While visiting small businesses, shoppers took selfies with owners, staff, signage, or unique finds and shared their photos on social media.

3

At the end of the day, the social media push helped spread the word about small businesses in the community.

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How they did it

1

The small business reached out to fellow businesses to get them involved
in their event.

2

On the day, participating businesses
handed out passports to shoppers.
Each time a shopper made a purchase,
their passport was stamped.

3

Businesses thanked shoppers who had stamped passports with everything from discounts to cups of hot chocolate.

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How they did it

1

The chamber invited the community to come out for a free breakfast.

2

They served guests delicious food like pancakes, bacon, and eggs so people could fuel up for a big day of shopping.

3

After breakfast, they encouraged everyone to shop at the local businesses that had just opened for the day.

Explore event ideas

Need ideas to help make your Small Business Saturday celebration special? Download Event Guides inspired by past Neighborhood Champions.

Encourage people to visit more local small businesses by creating a Scavenger Hunt on the day, inspired by Belair-Edison Neighborhoods, Inc.
INCLUDES:
Blank Map, Signage, Social Posts
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Organize a selfie event that lets people show support for small businesses with more than a purchase, inspired by City of Douglas Main Street Merchant Association, GA.
INCLUDES:
Signage, Social Posts
Download
Get more shoppers into more businesses with the "Small Business Saturday Passport," inspired by Pure Detroit in Detroit, MI.
INCLUDES:
Passports, Signage, Social Posts
Download
Bring shoppers out bright and early to support small businesses with a Kick-Off Breakfast, inspired by The Orleans Chamber of Commerce, Orleans MA.
INCLUDES:
Pancake Recipe, Signage, Social Posts
Download

Small Business Saturday
Event Kit

As a Neighborhood Champion, you’ll receive Shop Small® merchandise
to distribute and use to help get your community involved in the day.