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

  • Galveston Chamber of Commerce GALVESTON, TX
  • Greater La Porte Chamber of Commerce LA PORTE, IN
  • The Shops of Main Street SPRING LAKE, NC
  • Refreshing Image GEORGETOWN, TX
  • advantage pest control WEST ORANGE, NJ
  • Winfield Main Street Revitalization WINFIELD, KS
  • Pittsboro-Siler City CVB PITTSBORO, NC
  • Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce JEFFERSON CITY, MO
  • Wetumpka Area Chamber of Commerce WETUMPKA, AL
  • Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce FARMVILLE, VA
  • Cadiz Comfort Zone CADIZ, KY
  • Generations Photography and Gift Shop BEAVER, PA
  • Aiken Downtown Development Association AIKEN, SC
  • Cynthiana Main Street CYNTHIANA, KY
  • Fountainhead Bookstore HENDERSONVILLE, NC
  • Avon Store TULSA, OK
  • Blush BUFFALO, NY
  • Parkside Community Association BUFFALO, NY
  • KLD Photography & Web Designs MEDFORD, NY
  • Madbrands BROOKLYN, NY
  • African American Chamber of Commerce of West/Rock MOUNT VERNON, NY
  • Collegiate Landscaping LLC GLASTONBURY, CT
  • San Diego Downtown Residents Group SAN DIEGO, CA
  • Greater Bellevue Area Chamber of Commerce BELLEVUE, NE
  • Hartland Center of Alternative Medcine HARTLAND, WI
  • Menomonee Falls Business Improvement District MENOMONEE FALLS, WI
  • Barrington Hats BARRINGTON, IL
  • Canadian-Hemphill County Chamber of Commerce CANADIAN, TX
  • Tim Rusch LAKEWOOD, CA
  • Libby Boutique CINCINNATI, OH
  • Paul's Photo TORRANCE, CA
  • South Main Merchants Association BLACKSBURG, VA
  • Dancing Goat Yarn Shop WARSAW, NY
  • Old City District PHILADELPHIA, PA
  • Hunter Mansion NEWTON, IA
  • Armstrong BUTLER, PA
  • Champlain Valley Electric Supply Co., Inc. PLATTSBURGH, NY
  • Enterprise Computer Branford BRANFORD, CT
  • Borden's Stationery POINT PLEASANT BEACH, NJ
  • Greater Waynesboro Chamber of Commerce WAYNESBORO, PA
  • Beautiful Things SOMERS, CT
  • Pieces of Time WHITMIRE, SC
  • Ames Main Street Cultural District AMES, IA
  • Garcetti Custom Knives AZLE, TX
  • Merco Local PHOENIX, AZ
  • Stems Florist FLORISSANT, MO
  • Greater Fort Wayne Inc. Metro Chamber Alliance FORT WAYNE, IN
  • Downtown Cadillac Association CADILLAC, MI
  • River Forest Chocolates,llc RIVER FOREST, IL
  • Main Street Beaufort, USA BEAUFORT, SC
  • Touche BOUNTIFUL, UT
  • Lisbon Main Street Inc. LISBON, NH
  • SBDC at NMSU Alamogordo ALAMOGORDO, NM
  • Hodgepodge NORTH TONAWANDA, NY
  • Aura ceramics EASTON, PA
  • Lily Lanetree Boutique HOMER, NY
  • Green Eyed Lady KENNETT SQUARE, PA
  • Perry Area Chamber of Commerce PERRY, MO
  • North Country Chamber of Comerce PLATTSBURGH, NY
  • Keep Saint Petersburg Local SAINT PETERSBURG, FL
  • City of Central Chamber of Commerce BATON ROUGE, LA
  • Jackson Hill Main Street SID JERSEY CITY, NJ
  • Mendocino Coast Chamber of Commerce FORT BRAGG, CA
  • City of Chandler Office of Tourism CHANDLER, AZ
  • Laramie Main Street Alliance LARAMIE, WY
  • Greater Decatur Chamber of Commerce DECATUR, IL
  • Tipp City Chamber of Commerce TIPP CITY, OH
  • HeavenBound Christian Bookstore MARSHALL, IL
  • Two's Company DANVILLE, IL
  • Samuel's Tuxedos and Gifts JEFFERSON CITY, MO
  • Owassoisms OWASSO, OK
  • The Shop Salon and Spa ROYSE CITY, TX
  • Club E (Entrepreneur) Atlanta ATLANTA, GA
  • Gloria's Office Solutions, Inc. GREENVILLE, TX
  • New Brunswick Today NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ
  • TEAM Jaffrey JAFFREY, NH
  • Albion Merchants Association ALBION, NY
  • ArtWare HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC
  • Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce FERNANDINA BEACH, FL
  • Noble Productions PISMO BEACH, CA
  • Charleston Area Alliance CHARLESTON, WV
  • The Old Crow CLINTON, IA
  • Coloma Business Association COLOMA, WI
  • Charlotte Elliott, Inc. BALTIMORE, MD
  • City of York Dept of Economic & Community Develop YORK, PA
  • Fort Wayne Downtown Economic Improvement District FORT WAYNE, IN
  • Berry Insurance FRANKLIN, MA
  • The Chamber of Commerce serving JC/J/WC JOHNSON CITY, TN
  • 3000BC WellMed Spa PHILADELPHIA, PA
  • Avedian Properties VISALIA, CA
  • Silver Spoon Event Planning CEDARVILLE, OH
  • McDowell Chamber of Commerce MARION, NC
  • Plexus LGBT & Allied Chamber of Commerce CLEVELAND, OH
  • Laurel Main Street LAUREL, MS
  • Main Street Portsmouth PORTSMOUTH, OH
  • Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce NACOGDOCHES, TX
  • top row llc SUFFERN, NY
  • Greater Southwest Black Chamber of Commerce LANCASTER, TX
  • Riverwalk at Edwards EDWARDS, CO
  • Five Points Association COLUMBIA, SC
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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.