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

  • Abingdon Main Street ABINGDON, VA
  • Rossace Accessories CHICAGO, IL
  • Tri-County Black Chamber of Commerce HOUSTON, TX
  • Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce DEVENS, MA
  • Petsburgh Grooming PITTSBURGH, PA
  • Tabeel's Aromatherapy Gifts & Salon BROOKLYN, NY
  • Yellow Springs Chamber of Commerce YELLOW SPRINGS, OH
  • Avon Store TULSA, OK
  • china club MANSFIELD, OH
  • Flora Designs SCAPPOOSE, OR
  • Downtown Galveston Partnership GALVESTON, TX
  • Whitefish Bay Business Improvement District MILWAUKEE, WI
  • Flora, Indiana Main Street FLORA, IN
  • Rehab Vintage Market MELBOURNE, FL
  • Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce DECORAH, IA
  • Gilroy Downtown Business Association GILROY, CA
  • My Heavenly Creations MEMPHIS, TN
  • Central Texas Business Resource Center KILLEEN, TX
  • Chevy Chase Business Owners Association LEXINGTON, KY
  • Chamber of Commerce of Highlands Ranch HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO
  • Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce GULFPORT, MS
  • First Lady Enterprises BUFFALO, NY
  • Sew Scents Gifts and Candles CORNWALL ON HUDSON, NY
  • Plantation Home LAKEWOOD, OH
  • Fullerton Chamber of Commerce FULLERTON, CA
  • Shop Small, Shop Local EAGLE PASS, TX
  • Annie's Blue Ribbon General Store BROOKLYN, NY
  • Hilldale Shopping Center MADISON, WI
  • Nibbles & Bits SCRANTON, PA
  • Mundelein Business Alliance MUNDELEIN, IL
  • Island Local Pleasure Island CAROLINA BEACH, NC
  • Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce DEARBORN, MI
  • Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce OTTAWA, OH
  • WE CUT GRASS NORFOLK, VA
  • Desires by Mikolay CHAPPAQUA, NY
  • Greater Bellevue Area Chamber of Commerce BELLEVUE, NE
  • ARTIFACT LAS VEGAS, NV
  • East Harlem Merchants Association NEW YORK, NY
  • JUNK N TREASURE BROWNSVILLE, TX
  • Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce JEFFERSON CITY, MO
  • Second I Do's MALONE, WI
  • Sunland-Tujunga Chamber of Commerce SUNLAND, CA
  • Ann Veronica CAPE ELIZABETH, ME
  • Studio 206 GRAND HAVEN, MI
  • Main Street Sylva Association SYLVA, NC
  • Bank of Books Malibu MALIBU, CA
  • Cadiz Comfort Zone CADIZ, KY
  • Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce LINCOLN, RI
  • Tri-County Area Chamber of Commerce HERINGTON, KS
  • Greencastle Shop Keepers GREENCASTLE, PA
  • Rehoboth Beach Main Street REHOBOTH BEACH, DE
  • Sugar Babies Boutique MOUNT JOY, PA
  • Liberty Mortgage DEER PARK, TX
  • Paper Tales SAN DIEGO, CA
  • Baby Jade LOS ANGELES, CA
  • Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce MORRISTOWN, TN
  • Polson Chamber of Commerce POLSON, MT
  • Old Bank Antiques and Uniques KIRKLIN, IN
  • Pigtown Main Street BALTIMORE, MD
  • Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce FARMVILLE, VA
  • Idaho Falls Downtown Development Corporation IDAHO FALLS, ID
  • Omaha Local Independent Business Alliance OMAHA, NE
  • Dance Gear Etc. LUTZ, FL
  • Federal Hill Main Street BALTIMORE, MD
  • Livingston County Area Chamber of Commerce GENESEO, NY
  • Club E (Entrepreneur) Atlanta ATLANTA, GA
  • Repeat Boutique BROWNSVILLE, TX
  • Pattern Store INDIANAPOLIS, IN
  • Fuquay-Varina Downtown Revitalization FUQUAY VARINA, NC
  • Greater Cincinnati African American Chamber of Commerce CINCINNATI, OH
  • The Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce BRANDON, FL
  • Shelly's Garden Country BROOMFIELD, CO
  • Mango Fondue & Grill PEORIA, IL
  • Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce WEBSTER CITY, IA
  • City of Newton Festival and Events Committee NEWTON, NC
  • Wish Upon a Star CROOKSTON, MN
  • The Local Marketers Association SALT LAKE CITY, UT
  • Winter Park Chamber of Commerce WINTER PARK, FL
  • JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE STAMFORD, CT
  • Exceptional Business Solutions, LLC WALDORF, MD
  • Williamson County African American Chamber of Commerce CEDAR PARK, TX
  • Little Bear Traders SAINT JOHN, IN
  • Ray's Sports Cards SCOTT, LA
  • North Platte Area Chamber of Commerce & Development NORTH PLATTE, NE
  • Studio 480 the Salon MESA, AZ
  • Marshall Main Street MARSHALL, IL
  • Downtown Rock Springs ROCK SPRINGS, WY
  • Old Town Market SANTA MARIA, CA
  • Hudson Independent Business Association HUDSON, WI
  • Elizabeth City Downtown Business and Professional Association ELIZABETH CITY, NC
  • Osisis Group, LLC BURKE, VA
  • City Tacos SAN DIEGO, CA
  • Downtown Bloomsburg, Inc. BLOOMSBURG, PA
  • Main Street Cumberland - DDC CUMBERLAND, MD
  • San Francisco Chamber of Commerce SAN FRANCISCO, CA
  • The Market SPRINGFIELD, MO
  • Galesburg Area Chamber of Commerce GALESBURG, IL
  • City of Blue Island BLUE ISLAND, IL
  • fia*s Galleria MOUNT CLEMENS, MI
  • Nichols Dry Goods of DeQuincy, LLC DEQUINCY, LA
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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.