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

  • Vacaville Chamber of Commerce VACAVILLE, CA
  • Historic Silver Valley Chamber of Commerce KELLOGG, ID
  • Billings Chamber of Commerce BILLINGS, MT
  • Redbud House NEW OXFORD, PA
  • Downtown Lawrence, Inc. LAWRENCE, KS
  • Mobile Cycle Works, Inc. ASHLEY, OH
  • Centreville Main Street CENTREVILLE, MD
  • Thunderbolt Power Yoga ATLANTA, GA
  • Springfield-Washington Co. Chamber of Commerce SPRINGFIELD, KY
  • Reflections BOSTON, MA
  • COLEwebdev EASTHAM, MA
  • C&H Photo LA JOLLA, CA
  • Hyde Park Main Streets HYDE PARK, MA
  • KreAtive Entertainment International CONYERS, GA
  • North myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce and CVB NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC
  • Paper Tales SAN DIEGO, CA
  • Barbara's Licensed Avon Beauty Center TULSA, OK
  • Newberry Area SBDC CHAPIN, SC
  • Bloomfield Main Street BLOOMFIELD, IA
  • RIO INSURANCE AGENCY EAGLE PASS, TX
  • Salon Pasca WILMINGTON, DE
  • Hesperia Chamber of Commerce HESPERIA, CA
  • The Williamson Museum GEORGETOWN, TX
  • Altavista Area Chamber of Commerce ALTAVISTA, VA
  • Johnstown-Milliken Chamber of Commerce JOHNSTOWN, CO
  • Mason & Madison MIDDLETON, MA
  • Aine's Boutique READING, MA
  • Old Town Market SANTA MARIA, CA
  • D.Diff, LLC NORTH PLATTE, NE
  • Amber's Avon Beauty Center NORMAN, OK
  • Montclair Center BID MONTCLAIR, NJ
  • Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce SEAFORD, DE
  • Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce MUKILTEO, WA
  • Red Sunset Merchants Association SOUTH MIAMI, FL
  • New Brunswick Today NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ
  • Finders Keepers Inc DECATUR, GA
  • Atascadero Chamber of Commerce ATASCADERO, CA
  • Downtown Business Association of Charlottesville CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
  • Historic Third Ward Association MILWAUKEE, WI
  • Simply Art & gift Gallery HAVRE DE GRACE, MD
  • DFW Quarters for Causes AZLE, TX
  • Jacksonville Main Street JACKSONVILLE, IL
  • Hodgepodge NORTH TONAWANDA, NY
  • JR3's Party Store WAYNE, MI
  • Leavenworth Main Street Program, Inc. LEAVENWORTH, KS
  • Main Street Toccoa TOCCOA, GA
  • Papou's Wine Shop & Wine Bar SYLVA, NC
  • New Cumberland OT Business & Professional Group NEW CUMBERLAND, PA
  • Linx Media ESTACADA, OR
  • Mimi's Crafts Inc. SATELLITE BEACH, FL
  • Haute Dimensions Boutique HOUSTON, TX
  • First Lady Enterprises BUFFALO, NY
  • Downtown Washington, Inc. WASHINGTON, MO
  • C'est Chic Boutique MINNEAPOLIS, MN
  • Brea Chamber of Commerce BREA, CA
  • Gloria's Flowers DALLAS, TX
  • Artisana Gallery PACIFIC GROVE, CA
  • Golden Gate Restaurant Association SAN FRANCISCO, CA
  • Garland Downtown Business Association GARLAND, TX
  • Innoscents Candle Company IRWIN, PA
  • Downtown Development Authority Promotions Committee MONTROSE, CO
  • Saint Ansgar GreenHouse & Floral Shop SAINT ANSGAR, IA
  • Kurt-n-Jo's Eats-N-Treats MARATHON, WI
  • Tahoe Mountain Sports TRUCKEE, CA
  • Simply Thrifty WASHINGTON, NJ
  • New London Main Street NEW LONDON, CT
  • Fells Point Independent Business Alliance BALTIMORE, MD
  • Kathy's 2nd Chance Plants, LC MILWAUKEE, WI
  • St. Cloud Main Street SAINT CLOUD, FL
  • Shelly's Garden Country BROOMFIELD, CO
  • City of Atchison ATCHISON, KS
  • Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce HAMILTON, OH
  • Destination Downtown Edenton, Inc. EDENTON, NC
  • Main Street Bowie BOWIE, TX
  • North Park Main Street SAN DIEGO, CA
  • Perennial Haus CRAWFORD, NE
  • Peter Wallburg Studios SUMMIT, NJ
  • Alexandria Chamber of Commerce ALEXANDRIA, VA
  • Deja New Boutique and ScrubsRN! CULLMAN, AL
  • Tipton Chamber of Commerce TIPTON, IA
  • El Reno Main Street EL RENO, OK
  • Cuero Chamber of Commerce CUERO, TX
  • TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce POTTSTOWN, PA
  • Orleans County Chamber of Commerce ALBION, NY
  • Lamplight Mercantile dba Wild Rogue Emporium GRANTS PASS, OR
  • Ms. B's Taxi WARNER ROBINS, GA
  • Downtown Springfield, Inc. SPRINGFIELD, IL
  • Oakland Business Improvement District PITTSBURGH, PA
  • Borden's Stationery POINT PLEASANT BEACH, NJ
  • Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce LOS ALAMOS, NM
  • Launa's All Tarted Up Bakery GRAND PRAIRIE, TX
  • Newton Main Street Partnership NEWTON, IA
  • cheese and more MILLTOWN, WI
  • Local Cheddar PAYSON, UT
  • Daniel Solis SAN ANTONIO, TX
  • Main Street Prague PRAGUE, OK
  • SUGAR ME SWEET Natural Skin Care DANVERS, MA
  • Engler Embroidery WEST DES MOINES, IA
  • Frankfort Main Street, Inc. FRANKFORT, IN
  • Main Street Hinesville HINESVILLE, GA
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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.