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

  • City of Hagerstown HAGERSTOWN, MD
  • Papou's Wine Shop & Wine Bar SYLVA, NC
  • Wildwood Flowers OSCEOLA, WI
  • The Shop Salon and Spa ROYSE CITY, TX
  • East Harlem Merchants Association NEW YORK, NY
  • Albany Downtown Association ALBANY, OR
  • Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce (Virginia) CHRISTIANSBURG, VA
  • Lalli Visual, LLC KANSAS CITY, KS
  • Gloria's Flowers DALLAS, TX
  • Nibbles & Bits SCRANTON, PA
  • Childress Texas Main Street Program CHILDRESS, TX
  • Music City Instruments, Inc. MAGEE, MS
  • Main Street Dumas DUMAS, AR
  • Accessory Appeal MCMINNVILLE, OR
  • Simply Art & gift Gallery HAVRE DE GRACE, MD
  • Main Street Keokuk, Inc. KEOKUK, IA
  • Hunter Mansion NEWTON, IA
  • Champaign County Chamber of Commerce CHAMPAIGN, IL
  • Yellow Springs Chamber of Commerce YELLOW SPRINGS, OH
  • The Custom Decorator MIDDLEBORO, MA
  • Image Branderz COLUSA, CA
  • The Chamber, Gadsden & Etowah County GADSDEN, AL
  • Downtown Augusta, Inc. AUGUSTA, KS
  • My Girlfriend's Wardrobe Consignment Store YORK, PA
  • Forest Grove/Cornelius Chamber of Commerce FOREST GROVE, OR
  • Marie's Two Timer Boutique STATEN ISLAND, NY
  • RK TV Service, Inc. WACO, TX
  • Queen Creek Chamber of Commerce QUEEN CREEK, AZ
  • StayLocal- NOLA's Independent Business Alliance NEW ORLEANS, LA
  • Four Flags Area Chamber of Commerce NILES, MI
  • Charlotte Elliott, Inc. BALTIMORE, MD
  • Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce DEVENS, MA
  • The vintage heart ANGELS CAMP, CA
  • Round Lake Area Chamber of Commerce ROUND LAKE, IL
  • International Spy Museum Store WASHINGTON, DC
  • Marengo Main Street, Inc. MARENGO, IL
  • Bath Bliss Gifts HASTINGS, NE
  • Habitat for Humanity of Camden County ReStore KINGSLAND, GA
  • Newport County Chamber of Commerce MIDDLETOWN, RI
  • Sandusky Chamber of Commerce SANDUSKY, MI
  • DDrobney Photography WILLINGTON, CT
  • Innoscents Candle Company IRWIN, PA
  • Mobiketing SAINT PETERSBURG, FL
  • NC Cheese Trail SOUTHERN PINES, NC
  • Monrovia Chamber of Commerce MONROVIA, CA
  • Franklin Street Merchants NEWPORT, RI
  • Consignment Furniture Depot ATLANTA, GA
  • Tipton Chamber of Commerce TIPTON, IA
  • Farragut Business Alliance, Inc. KNOXVILLE, TN
  • MainStreet Libertyville LIBERTYVILLE, IL
  • Babylon Village Chamber of Commerce BABYLON, NY
  • Scents & Senses HUDSON, MI
  • Gift Gallery Of Vienna VIENNA, WV
  • Jarrod Scarbrough TAMPA, FL
  • Historic Downtown Yankton YANKTON, SD
  • Sheldon Chamber and Development Corp. SHELDON, IA
  • Kiln Kreations SAINT PAUL, MN
  • Bay City Main Street Program BAY CITY, TX
  • The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce SCRANTON, PA
  • Downtown Brentwood Coalition BRENTWOOD, CA
  • Luis DeLaHoz NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ
  • Support Local Mt. Juliet Small Businesses MOUNT JULIET, TN
  • Tulips American Handcrafts PORTSMOUTH, NH
  • Bar Pink SAN DIEGO, CA
  • Downtown Oshkosh Business Improvement District OSHKOSH, WI
  • Findlay-Hancock County Chamber of Commerce FINDLAY, OH
  • St. Johnsbury Chamber of Commerce SAINT JOHNSBURY, VT
  • Seymour Chamber of Commerce SEYMOUR, IN
  • SassyPants Consignment and Gifts LINCOLNTON, NC
  • Larchmont Village Business Improvement District LOS ANGELES, CA
  • Eureka Chamber of Commerce EUREKA, MT
  • Tinker Fairy Mary Can Can Crafts WARREN, OH
  • BAY COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PANAMA CITY, FL
  • Revitalizing Waterbury WATERBURY, VT
  • Culpeper Chamber of Commerce CULPEPER, VA
  • Big Sky Chamber of Commerce BIG SKY, MT
  • Campbell County Chamber of Commerce GILLETTE, WY
  • Bolingbrook Area Chamber of Commerce BOLINGBROOK, IL
  • Kelly Nail Beauty World EVANSTON, IL
  • Brunswick Downtown Association BRUNSWICK, ME
  • Main Street Lexington LEXINGTON, VA
  • Village Square Booksellers BELLOWS FALLS, VT
  • Rose Mountain Butcher Shoppe LANSING, NC
  • Historic Silver Valley Chamber of Commerce KELLOGG, ID
  • Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce CORAL GABLES, FL
  • Main Street Vermilion, Inc. VERMILION, OH
  • Lifestyles of Saratoga SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY
  • Bova's Hardware SPARTANSBURG, PA
  • Devine Design CHESTER, NY
  • Finders Keepers Inc DECATUR, GA
  • Grand Haven Main Street DDA GRAND HAVEN, MI
  • Giddings Area Chamber of Commerce GIDDINGS, TX
  • Practically Pikasso SAINT PETERSBURG, FL
  • Main Street Van Wert Inc VAN WERT, OH
  • SF Beauty Network SAN FRANCISCO, CA
  • Groovy Cats & Dogs Inc. TAMPA, FL
  • Think Local- Main Street First LITTLE FALLS, NY
  • Downtown Nampa Association NAMPA, ID
  • Warrick County Chamber of Commerce BOONVILLE, IN
  • Desert Hot Springs Chamber DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA
See 2014 Neighborhood Champions
Close

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.

Close

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.

Close

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.

Close

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
Download
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.