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

  • Mechanicsburg Chamber of Commerce MECHANICSBURG, PA
  • Brawley Chamber of Commerce BRAWLEY, CA
  • Lombard Hardware & Tool Rental BALTIMORE, MD
  • Hayes Valley Merchants Association SAN FRANCISCO, CA
  • Shop Small, Shop Local EAGLE PASS, TX
  • Zhiyuan Fan AUSTIN, TX
  • Downtown Neighborhood Association ELGIN, IL
  • North Florida Regional Chamber of Commerce STARKE, FL
  • Greater New Milford Chamber of Commerce NEW MILFORD, CT
  • The Chamber of Commerce serving JC/J/WC JOHNSON CITY, TN
  • Lakeside Business Association MUSKEGON, MI
  • MainStreet DeLand Association DELAND, FL
  • City of Beaver Falls BEAVER FALLS, PA
  • Tacoma Trophy LAKEWOOD, WA
  • El Dorado Springs Chamber of Commerce EL DORADO SPRINGS, MO
  • Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce ALEXANDRIA, VA
  • Fundamentals Children's Books DELAWARE, OH
  • Niobrara Chamber of Commerce LUSK, WY
  • splurge PITTSBURGH, PA
  • Tenn. Dept. of Economic & Community Dev. NASHVILLE, TN
  • Calais Downtown Revitalization Coalition (CDRC) CALAIS, ME
  • Paw Street Barkery CHICOPEE, MA
  • Cherie' Consignment Boutique EXCELSIOR, MN
  • SHAKOPEE CHAMBER & VISITORS BUREAU SHAKOPEE, MN
  • Grand Haven Main Street DDA GRAND HAVEN, MI
  • Support Local Mt. Juliet Small Businesses MOUNT JULIET, TN
  • City of Pilot Point Main Street PILOT POINT, TX
  • Logan Farms Honey Glazed Hams & Market Cafe ALEXANDRIA, LA
  • Hanapepe Economic Alliance HANAPEPE, HI
  • Noe Merchants and Professionals Association SAN FRANCISCO, CA
  • Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce LIMA, OH
  • Oakland Business Improvement District PITTSBURGH, PA
  • The Peddler's Pack Paper Arts & Rubber Stamps BEAVERTON, OR
  • Monrovia Chamber of Commerce MONROVIA, CA
  • DeMotte Chamber of Commerce DEMOTTE, IN
  • Office of Senator Mark Warner/AEDP ALEXANDRIA, VA
  • Downtown South ORLANDO, FL
  • Covington Main Street COVINGTON, GA
  • Lake Gaston Regional Chamber of Commerce LITTLETON, NC
  • Sunland Tujunga Community Marketing Initiative TUJUNGA, CA
  • Downtown Crystal Lake/Main Street CRYSTAL LAKE, IL
  • West Carroll Chamber of Commerce OAK GROVE, LA
  • Pottsville Business Association POTTSVILLE, PA
  • Cao Chocolates MIAMI, FL
  • Corrales MainStreet CORRALES, NM
  • Cakes Galore Desserts LITHONIA, GA
  • Coeur d'Alene Downtown Association COEUR D ALENE, ID
  • Rocky's Historic Eastern Market DETROIT, MI
  • TREASURE HUNT BROWNSVILLE, TX
  • Heart of Scottsville SCOTTSVILLE, KY
  • White Bear Ave. Business Assn SAINT PAUL, MN
  • Newport County Chamber of Commerce MIDDLETOWN, RI
  • beadles ROCKPORT, MA
  • Newport City Renaissance Corporation NEWPORT, VT
  • A Self-Storage Depot- A HENDERSONVILLE, NC
  • Chamber HENDERSON, MN
  • Elgin Area Chamber ELGIN, IL
  • Main Street Mason City MASON CITY, IA
  • Alan Thifault MARSHVILLE, NC
  • Longmont Downtown Development Authority LONGMONT, CO
  • Amherst Business Improvement District AMHERST, MA
  • Roberta Calhoun CABOT, AR
  • Success Ladder Academy HILLSBOROUGH, NJ
  • Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce KUTZTOWN, PA
  • Downtown Albany Business Improvement District ALBANY, NY
  • Borr's Shoes and Accessories GRAND HAVEN, MI
  • South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, TX
  • Alaska Small Business Development Center KETCHIKAN, AK
  • Karvonen's PERHAM, MN
  • Main Street Maple Shade, Inc. MAPLE SHADE, NJ
  • Meridian Main Street MERIDIAN, MS
  • 3000BC WellMed Spa PHILADELPHIA, PA
  • Vicksburg Main Street Program VICKSBURG, MS
  • Bergino Baseball Clubhouse NEW YORK, NY
  • Greater Southwest Black Chamber of Commerce LANCASTER, TX
  • Firefly Cupcakes EAST AURORA, NY
  • Alexandria Convention & Visitors Association ALEXANDRIA, VA
  • Perry Area Chamber of Commerce PERRY, MO
  • Beacon Realty ADA, OH
  • Work in Progress Fitness, LLC WEST HARTFORD, CT
  • Paul's Photo TORRANCE, CA
  • ONYX II Fine Jewelers WATERTOWN, CT
  • Timeless Home Gallery ARNOLD, CA
  • Murray-Calloway Co. Chamber of Commerce MURRAY, KY
  • Seaside Gallery and Goods NEWPORT BEACH, CA
  • The Bluegill Trading Post ALBION, NY
  • Gloversville Business Improvement District JOHNSTOWN, NY
  • Azle Area Chamber of Commerce AZLE, TX
  • Downtown Wytheville, Inc and Young Professionals WYTHEVILLE, VA
  • Beachland Hair Design CLEVELAND, OH
  • Leucadia 101 Main Street ENCINITAS, CA
  • Choctaw Chamber of Commerce CHOCTAW, OK
  • C'est Chic Boutique MINNEAPOLIS, MN
  • Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce LUDINGTON, MI
  • Greater Picayune Area Chamber of Commerce PICAYUNE, MS
  • Main Street Martinez MARTINEZ, CA
  • Local First NH NASHUA, NH
  • Columbus Chamber of Commerce and Tourism WHITEVILLE, NC
  • Bacci Chocolate Design DBA The Chocolate Truffle READING, MA
  • Persnickety's Awesomeness Emporium SUMNER, WA
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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.