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

  • Scenic Roots EAST SANDWICH, MA
  • Sweet Girlz Bakery EASTON, PA
  • Downtown Great Falls Association GREAT FALLS, MT
  • Shelby Merchant's Association SHELBY, MT
  • Hackettstown Business Improvement District HACKETTSTOWN, NJ
  • Grafton Area Chamber of Commerce GRAFTON, WI
  • Clinton Book Shop CLINTON, NJ
  • Columbiana Merchants and Professionals Assocation COLUMBIANA, AL
  • East Harlem Cafe NEW YORK, NY
  • Franklin Street Merchants NEWPORT, RI
  • The Chamber of Commerce, Windham Region WILLIMANTIC, CT
  • D'Arcy's WESTFIELD, IL
  • Sabra Capital Inc HOUSTON, TX
  • Pepperberries CULPEPER, VA
  • Thomas Kinkade @ PTL Gallery SPRING, TX
  • El Reno Main Street EL RENO, OK
  • International Spy Museum Store WASHINGTON, DC
  • Emailmarketing.guru GLENSIDE, PA
  • City of Central Chamber of Commerce BATON ROUGE, LA
  • Kiln Creations LLC NOBLESVILLE, IN
  • Qi Qi Acupuncture Studio WHITTIER, CA
  • Tipton Chamber of Commerce TIPTON, IA
  • City of Quitman, MS QUITMAN, MS
  • Discover Downtown La Grange LA GRANGE, KY
  • ONYX II Fine Jewelers WATERTOWN, CT
  • New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce NEW ULM, MN
  • Downtown Topeka, Inc. TOPEKA, KS
  • Downtown Cranford CRANFORD, NJ
  • Courtyard Coffeehouse & Deli DALLAS, OR
  • Conrad Chamber-Main ST CONRAD, IA
  • Galesburg Area Chamber of Commerce GALESBURG, IL
  • Gallery 49 Artist Co-op and Retail Outlet READING, MI
  • hopscotch toys MCMINNVILLE, OR
  • EA Marketing Group EAST AURORA, NY
  • Downtown Bloomington Association BLOOMINGTON, IL
  • Zebulon Chamber of Commerce ZEBULON, NC
  • Monroe Street Merchants Association MADISON, WI
  • Birmingham Principal Shopping District BIRMINGHAM, MI
  • Polson Chamber of Commerce POLSON, MT
  • Osawatomie Chamber of Commerce OSAWATOMIE, KS
  • Worldwide Languages SAN ANTONIO, TX
  • Celebrations Party & Gifts ALBERT LEA, MN
  • Mitchell Main Street & Beyond MITCHELL, SD
  • Historic Downtown Hendersonville HENDERSONVILLE, NC
  • Pool Man CLARKSVILLE, IN
  • Shawnee Chamber of Commerce SHAWNEE, KS
  • 24-7 Fashion Plus BROOKLET, GA
  • Osceola/S. Mississippi County Chamber of Commerce OSCEOLA, AR
  • Cash Mob 97457 MYRTLE CREEK, OR
  • Kountry Nook PEKIN, IL
  • Monroeville Area Chamber of Commerce MONROEVILLE, PA
  • EarthTones Gifts, Gallery & Center for Healing PASO ROBLES, CA
  • Mercer Chamber of Commerce HARRODSBURG, KY
  • West Union Area Chamber of Commerce WEST UNION, IA
  • Reidsville Chamber of Commerce REIDSVILLE, NC
  • Knightstown Chamber of Commerce KNIGHTSTOWN, IN
  • Spa 131 WEST COLUMBIA, SC
  • Ferndale Downtown Development Authority FERNDALE, MI
  • Fort Wayne Downtown Economic Improvement District FORT WAYNE, IN
  • Downtown Frederick Partnership FREDERICK, MD
  • South Sioux City Area Chamber of Commerce SOUTH SIOUX CITY, NE
  • North Florida Regional Chamber of Commerce STARKE, FL
  • Roberta Calhoun CABOT, AR
  • Paola Chamber of Commerce PAOLA, KS
  • Chamber of Commerce of Highlands Ranch HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO
  • Branches & Vines, llc PROSSER, WA
  • Treasures MANITOWOC, WI
  • Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce WINSTON SALEM, NC
  • Christian County Chamber of Commerce HOPKINSVILLE, KY
  • Buy Vancouver USA (local AMIBA group) VANCOUVER, WA
  • Northeast Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce MASON, OH
  • Ashland Main Street ASHLAND, OH
  • Mainstreet Donaldsonville DONALDSONVILLE, LA
  • Sea Again ROCKPORT, MA
  • Cypress Tree Boutique PORT ARANSAS, TX
  • Kaleidoscopes NEWTON, MS
  • Clinton Guild CLINTON, NJ
  • Plattsmouth Main Street Association PLATTSMOUTH, NE
  • The Greater Keller Chamber of Commerce KELLER, TX
  • Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce KENOSHA, WI
  • Oakmont Chamber of Commerce OAKMONT, PA
  • Pathways to Whole Living BEL AIR, MD
  • Arcade Area Chamber of Commerc ARCADE, NY
  • Ashanti Rivera WATERBURY, CT
  • Moosewood Vintage Wearable & Sundries NORTH EAST, PA
  • Copperas Cove Chamber of Commerce COPPERAS COVE, TX
  • Main Street Rogers, Inc. ROGERS, AR
  • Downtown Goldsboro Development GOLDSBORO, NC
  • Orleans County Chamber of Commerce ALBION, NY
  • Stearns 208 Marketing SARTELL, MN
  • Stems Florist FLORISSANT, MO
  • Annie's Blue Ribbon General Store BROOKLYN, NY
  • Mechanicsburg Chamber of Commerce MECHANICSBURG, PA
  • Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce YAKIMA, WA
  • Buffalo Fleece & Outerwear BUFFALO, NY
  • SanTanValley.com SAN TAN VALLEY, AZ
  • Devine Design CHESTER, NY
  • theARTofHYPE ATLANTA, GA
  • Downtown Albany Business Improvement District ALBANY, NY
  • Downtown West Bend Association WEST BEND, WI
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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.