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
  • midwest athletic SOUTH BEND, IN
  • JD High Country Outfitters JACKSON, WY
  • City of Doral MIAMI, FL
  • Old Orcutt Merchants Association SANTA MARIA, CA
  • Parkside Treasure House ORION, IL
  • Firefly Cupcakes EAST AURORA, NY
  • Kilgore Main Street KILGORE, TX
  • Amy Welch CAMPBELL, TX
  • Doral Chamber of Commerce, Inc. DORAL, FL
  • Stockbridge Area Chamber of Commerce MUNITH, MI
  • China Alley Historic District HANFORD, CA
  • Cee's Green Catering HEMET, CA
  • Kingsland Health & Fitness Center KINGSLAND, TX
  • Williamsville Business Association WILLIAMSVILLE, NY
  • Brea Chamber of Commerce BREA, CA
  • Antiques Vintage Collectables & Gifts DEKALB, IL
  • Sandwich Chamber of Commerce EAST SANDWICH, MA
  • Georgian Place Merchants' Marketing Association SOMERSET, PA
  • Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce HOLLY SPRINGS, NC
  • Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce HILLIARD, OH
  • Assumption Records RIVESVILLE, WV
  • LocalMotionIndie INDIANAPOLIS, IN
  • Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District SUNNYSIDE, NY
  • Qi Qi Acupuncture Studio WHITTIER, CA
  • Greater Fort Kent Area Chamber of Commerce FORT KENT, ME
  • Kanibal Home JERSEY CITY, NJ
  • Corrales MainStreet CORRALES, NM
  • Meor Eiynayim BROOKLYN, NY
  • Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce ANNISTON, AL
  • Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce GREENVILLE, PA
  • Hotel Gift Bag DENVER, CO
  • Nibbles & Bits SCRANTON, PA
  • Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce LE MARS, IA
  • Bellissimi Ornamenti MOBERLY, MO
  • Luray Downtown Initiative LURAY, VA
  • Dripping Springs Chamber of Commerce DRIPPING SPRINGS, TX
  • Polk County Chamber of Commerce BENTON, TN
  • Amityville Chamber of Commerce AMITYVILLE, NY
  • Roselawn Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation CINCINNATI, OH
  • Recess SAN FRANCISCO, CA
  • Shop Small Richmond RICHMOND, IN
  • Greater Raleigh Merchants Association RALEIGH, NC
  • Persnickety's Awesomeness Emporium SUMNER, WA
  • Corner Drug WOODLAND, CA
  • Scandia Economic Development Authority SCANDIA, MN
  • Serendipity Handmade Gifts SAINT LOUIS, MO
  • Roslindale Village Main Street ROSLINDALE, MA
  • Downtown Lakeland Partnership LAKELAND, FL
  • Nashua Coins & Collectibles NASHUA, NH
  • Scenic Roots EAST SANDWICH, MA
  • Decades Antiques and Collectibles BLISSFIELD, MI
  • Invise Solutions LINDON, UT
  • White County Chamber of Commerce CLEVELAND, GA
  • IT4U SAINT PAUL, MN
  • Downtown Lee's Summit Main Street LEES SUMMIT, MO
  • Madison County Chamber of Commerce WINTERSET, IA
  • Kingman Area Chamber of Commerce KINGMAN, AZ
  • Mill Race Village MOUNT HOLLY, NJ
  • Good Candle BROOKLYN, NY
  • Garland Downtown Business Association GARLAND, TX
  • Under The Oak Store HOPE MILLS, NC
  • Main Street Books MANSFIELD, OH
  • Downtown Partnership of Colorado Springs COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
  • Living Room Books & Gifts BASTROP, TX
  • Charles River Running NORWOOD, MA
  • Baby Jade LOS ANGELES, CA
  • Premier Designs Jewelry TOW, TX
  • Osawatomie Chamber of Commerce OSAWATOMIE, KS
  • Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce IRVING, TX
  • Town Crier Bookstore EMPORIA, KS
  • Venture Lititz LITITZ, PA
  • c.lizzy's Inc. FARGO, ND
  • Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce LOVELAND, OH
  • Brownsburg Life BROWNSBURG, IN
  • Picayune Main Street, Inc PICAYUNE, MS
  • Martha's Vineyard Chamber of Commerce VINEYARD HAVEN, MA
  • Engler Embroidery WEST DES MOINES, IA
  • Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce BEDFORD, VA
  • Liberty Books Bay POULSBO, WA
  • Lori's Kitchen Store WASHINGTON, IL
  • Brighton Main Streets BRIGHTON, MA
  • Downtown Ithaca Alliance ITHACA, NY
  • Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce ALEXANDRIA, VA
  • Main Street Mount Pleasant MOUNT PLEASANT, IA
  • Down On Main Street NEWTOWN, CT
  • Greenwood-Leflore County Chamber of Commerce GREENWOOD, MS
  • Mainstreet Donaldsonville DONALDSONVILLE, LA
  • Clearwater Chamber of Commerce CLEARWATER, KS
  • Local Life Publishing, LLC ALPHARETTA, GA
  • Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce LINCOLN, IL
  • Pottsville Business Association POTTSVILLE, PA
  • City of Summerville /Better Hometown SUMMERVILLE, GA
  • Three little birds BURLINGTON, WA
  • Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce BRANSON, MO
  • Corning's Gaffer District CORNING, NY
  • Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce EASTON, PA
  • Cranford Chamber of Commerce CRANFORD, NJ
  • nancy joes hidden treasures BOONVILLE, IN
  • Downtown Belton Merchants Association BELTON, TX
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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.