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

  • Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce DAYTON, OH
  • Touche BOUNTIFUL, UT
  • Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District SUNNYSIDE, NY
  • DCR Denmark Court Reporting Agency, LLC CINCINNATI, OH
  • Mi Vida Strings WESTMINSTER, CO
  • The Shelby Area Business Group SHELBY, OH
  • Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce, Inc. MIAMI, FL
  • Manilaville Cafe FONTANA, CA
  • Tri-County Black Chamber of Commerce HOUSTON, TX
  • Downtown Mystic Merchants MYSTIC, CT
  • Griffin Foundation PAGELAND, SC
  • KTECH SERVICES, LLC POWDERLY, KY
  • Downtown Lakeland Partnership LAKELAND, FL
  • TeMari Designs, LLC YANKTON, SD
  • Farragut Business Alliance, Inc. KNOXVILLE, TN
  • Pampered Chef TEMPLETON, CA
  • Dynamite Pest Control PHILADELPHIA, PA
  • Whittl CHICAGO, IL
  • Cut & Color It Up OSAGE, IA
  • Wunderkammer Company FORT WAYNE, IN
  • Mulberry Market COLTS NECK, NJ
  • Dwight Economic Alliance DWIGHT, IL
  • Mount Vernon Downtown Association MOUNT VERNON, WA
  • Guilford Green Merchant District GUILFORD, CT
  • The Parkside Empire Flatbush Ave Merchants Association BROOKLYN, NY
  • South Shore Chamber Inc. CHICAGO, IL
  • Allen Fairview Chamber of Commerce ALLEN, TX
  • Spa 131 WEST COLUMBIA, SC
  • Hyattsville Community Development Corporation HYATTSVILLE, MD
  • Ogallala/Keith County Chamber of Commerce OGALLALA, NE
  • Sun Valley Area Neighborhood Council BURBANK, CA
  • gigis boutique HANFORD, CA
  • Main Street Macon MACON, GA
  • Rolla Area Chamber of Commerce ROLLA, MO
  • Logansport Cass County Chamber of Commerce LOGANSPORT, IN
  • All Natural Garden Center & Landscaping ANTIOCH, TN
  • Plattsmouth Main Street Association PLATTSMOUTH, NE
  • Golden Key Gifts STERLING, IL
  • Newburgh Professional & Business Association NYACK, NY
  • Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce EDWARDSVILLE, IL
  • Greater Cincinnati African American Chamber of Commerce CINCINNATI, OH
  • Laurentian Chamber of Commerce VIRGINIA, MN
  • Washington Harbor District Alliance WASHINGTON, NC
  • Venture Lititz LITITZ, PA
  • Papou's Wine Shop & Wine Bar SYLVA, NC
  • Prestige Travel Vacations LAND O LAKES, FL
  • Greater Hatboro Chamber of Commerce HATBORO, PA
  • Tybee Island Main Street/Development Authority TYBEE ISLAND, GA
  • Pocahontas Historic District Association POCAHONTAS, AR
  • Culpeper Chamber of Commerce CULPEPER, VA
  • Branden's Vinyl Designs MIDDLESBORO, KY
  • Main Street Enid ENID, OK
  • A Framer's Touch FOREST GROVE, OR
  • Craig Downtown Business Association CRAIG, CO
  • Parkside Community Association BUFFALO, NY
  • Uptown Grocery & Deli NATCHEZ, MS
  • Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce CASTLE ROCK, CO
  • Second I Do's MALONE, WI
  • Charleston Area Alliance CHARLESTON, WV
  • City of Decatur DECATUR, GA
  • Baltimore Area Chamber of Commerce BALTIMORE, OH
  • Liberty Square Collectibles HEBRON, CT
  • Gillette Main Street GILLETTE, WY
  • Leominster Small Business Association LEOMINSTER, MA
  • Good Candle BROOKLYN, NY
  • Ellwood City Area Chamber of Commerce ELLWOOD CITY, PA
  • Miller Properties SPRING LAKE, NC
  • Ord Area Chamber of Commerce ORD, NE
  • Marie's Two Timer Boutique STATEN ISLAND, NY
  • Ballard Landmark SEATTLE, WA
  • Bruner's Computers TALLAHASSEE, FL
  • Livingston County Area Chamber of Commerce GENESEO, NY
  • Hinovations Art Gallery MCALLEN, TX
  • West End Merchants Association GREENVILLE, SC
  • Main Street Lexington LEXINGTON, VA
  • Phoenix Books BURLINGTON, VT
  • Local Color LEXINGTON, GA
  • Boonton Main Street BOONTON, NJ
  • New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce NEW ULM, MN
  • Bank Street Investments, LLC NEW MILFORD, CT
  • RETROFURN BALTIMORE, MD
  • MONTROSS PHARMACY WINTERSET, IA
  • Downtown Milford, Inc. MILFORD, DE
  • Downtown Sioux Falls, Inc. SIOUX FALLS, SD
  • Williamson Road Area Business Association ROANOKE, VA
  • Divisadero Merchants Association SAN FRANCISCO, CA
  • Lifestyles of Saratoga SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY
  • Penny's Florist Shop GREENFIELD, IN
  • The Old Crow CLINTON, IA
  • New Orleans Chamber of Commerce NEW ORLEANS, LA
  • Tipton Chamber of Commerce TIPTON, IA
  • Union County Chamber of Commerce MONROE, NC
  • Monadnock Buy Local KEENE, NH
  • Greater New Port Richey Main Street, Inc. NEW PORT RICHEY, FL
  • Sweet Memories REDLANDS, CA
  • Lowe Tide URBANNA, VA
  • Windsor Chamber of Commerce WINDSOR, CT
  • Qi Qi Acupuncture Studio WHITTIER, CA
  • Tallahassee Downtown TALLAHASSEE, FL
  • Our Haven Foundation SCHUYLKILL HAVEN, PA
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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.