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

  • Community Closet LIVINGSTON, MT
  • Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce GREENVILLE, PA
  • Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce IOWA CITY, IA
  • Scrapbook N' More NEW BRAUNFELS, TX
  • The Pink Chalet ORLANDO, FL
  • Borr's Shoes and Accessories GRAND HAVEN, MI
  • Stockbridge Main Street Program STOCKBRIDGE, GA
  • GIFFORD LUMBER CO FREDERICKTOWN, MO
  • The Antique Lamp Co. and Gift Emporium BUFFALO, NY
  • Angola Area Chamber of Commerce ANGOLA, IN
  • Main Street Mount Pleasant MOUNT PLEASANT, IA
  • advantage pest control WEST ORANGE, NJ
  • Grinnell chamber of commerce GRINNELL, IA
  • New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce NEW BEDFORD, MA
  • Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce GEORGETOWN, SC
  • Lyn-Maree's AUBURN, IN
  • gigis boutique HANFORD, CA
  • Downtown Lee's Summit Main Street LEES SUMMIT, MO
  • Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce COTTONWOOD, CA
  • CarryOutMenu.com COLUMBIA, MD
  • Wilmore Community Development Board WILMORE, KY
  • Main Street Ripley RIPLEY, WV
  • Binghamton's North Pole BINGHAMTON, NY
  • Colgate Bookstore HAMILTON, NY
  • Designer Consigner, LLC MOORESVILLE, IN
  • City of Quitman, MS QUITMAN, MS
  • Village of Barrington BARRINGTON, IL
  • Downtown Palatka, Inc. PALATKA, FL
  • Jenks Chamber of Commerce JENKS, OK
  • Avedian Properties VISALIA, CA
  • Lamplight Mercantile dba Wild Rogue Emporium GRANTS PASS, OR
  • Deja Vu Furniture and Accessories CLINTON, IA
  • WE CUT GRASS NORFOLK, VA
  • El Dorado Springs Chamber of Commerce EL DORADO SPRINGS, MO
  • Mena's Mercantile PAXTON, IL
  • Main Street NASHVILLE, GA
  • Downtown T-Town TUSCALOOSA, AL
  • Waukesha Dowtown Business Association WAUKESHA, WI
  • Main Street Perryville PERRYVILLE, KY
  • Perla's Appliances Plus PITTSBURGH, PA
  • Whiskers Barkery PRESCOTT, AZ
  • Alli's Floral EL DORADO SPRINGS, MO
  • Coeur d'Alene Downtown Association COEUR D ALENE, ID
  • Glyph Art & Design Studio HAVRE DE GRACE, MD
  • Greater Palo Cedro Area Chamber of Commerce REDDING, CA
  • City of Perth Amboy Business Improvement District PERTH AMBOY, NJ
  • Musselshell Valley Development Council ROUNDUP, MT
  • Annie Bananie Ice Cream KENT, CT
  • Jennifer's FORT MYERS, FL
  • Victor Merchants Group VICTOR, NY
  • Wenatchee World WENATCHEE, WA
  • Kaleidoscope Gallery BRONX, NY
  • Sweet Mickey's Candy Shoppe SEATTLE, WA
  • Downtown Davenport Partnership DAVENPORT, IA
  • Idaho Falls Downtown Development Corporation IDAHO FALLS, ID
  • Main Street Martinez MARTINEZ, CA
  • Greater Decatur Chamber of Commerce DECATUR, IL
  • Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership ERIE, PA
  • Lawrenceburg Mainstreet LAWRENCEBURG, IN
  • Eagle Pass Main Street EAGLE PASS, TX
  • Stayton/Sublimity Chamber of Commerce STAYTON, OR
  • Newport Gallery Organization NEWPORT, RI
  • Tenn. Dept. of Economic & Community Dev. NASHVILLE, TN
  • West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce ODENTON, MD
  • Nate Kupperman Clothes UNION, NJ
  • Buellton Chamber of Commerce BUELLTON, CA
  • A Reader's Corner Bookstore LOUISVILLE, KY
  • Forever Fine Jewelry and Gifts SHELBY, MT
  • Greenfield Advancement Association GREENFIELD, TN
  • All Things Fun! WEST BERLIN, NJ
  • White County Chamber of Commerce CLEVELAND, GA
  • This n That VIRDEN, IL
  • Bradley County Chamber of Commerce WARREN, AR
  • The Shops of Main Street SPRING LAKE, NC
  • Capital City Public Market BOISE, ID
  • Success Ladder Academy HILLSBOROUGH, NJ
  • Carlsbad MainStreet CARLSBAD, NM
  • Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville/Madison County HUNTSVILLE, AL
  • Local First Milwaukee MILWAUKEE, WI
  • Deval Desai SAN FRANCISCO, CA
  • North Country Chamber of Comerce PLATTSBURGH, NY
  • Longfellow Books PORTLAND, ME
  • Past Present Future ARDMORE, PA
  • Two Happy Hands, LLC CAPE CORAL, FL
  • New Cumberland OT Business & Professional Group NEW CUMBERLAND, PA
  • Kanibal Home JERSEY CITY, NJ
  • Wabash County Chamber of Commerce WABASH, IN
  • Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce CASTLE ROCK, CO
  • Staunton Insider STAUNTON, VA
  • Oswego Chamber of Commerce OSWEGO, IL
  • Brick House Grill HUNTINGTON, IN
  • Coastal Alabama Business Chamber GULF SHORES, AL
  • Laredo Chamber of Commerce LAREDO, TX
  • City of Commerce Downtown Development Authority COMMERCE, GA
  • Crowley Chamber of Commerce CROWLEY, LA
  • Hispanic Chambers of Commerce of San Francisco SAN FRANCISCO, CA
  • Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce LAKELAND, FL
  • Abingdon Main Street ABINGDON, VA
  • Atlantic Pack & Parcel INDIALANTIC, FL
  • Greater Talladega Area Chamber of Commerce TALLADEGA, AL
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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.