Big plans in downtown Beaufort for Small Business Saturday
The day between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is the chance to spend your money at locally owned businesses and a time when owners of local stores are hoping to cash in on the billions spent on holiday shopping.
The movement to “shop small” is in its fifth year now. American Express founded Small Business Saturday to help small businesses get more exposure during one of the biggest shopping weekends of the year. According to their website, more than 100 million people came out to shop at independently-owned small businesses in each of the last years.
With the Holiday shopping season coming fast, Small Business Saturday will be celebrated in style in downtown and across the Beaufort area with seemingly everyone on board supporting the little guy. With downtown offering some 80 shops, art galleries and boutiques and nearly 30 independently owned spots to grab a bite to eat, it’s the place to be to find that special gift for that special someone on your list.
Main Street Beaufort is hosting a Small Business Saturday event in downtown on November 29th starting at 9am and will be offering special shopping bags and other goodies to those who register for drawings and giveaways to be held throughout the day from our downtown businesses. Enjoy live music and a remote broadcast from Beaufort’s hometown radio station, 94.5 The Coast, from 10am to 1pm.
It’s Beaufort’s people who make it all possible. Our community has a very strong shop local movement, underscored by it’s wealth of locally-owned businesses and our strong desire to see them succeed.
Please, make it a point to shop local this holiday season. These folks are our neighbors, our friends and a huge part of the community we love. You can learn more in our Shopping Section, here.
-For every $100 spent at a locally-owned business, $68 stays in the local economy compared to only $43 if spent at a national chain.
-The holiday shopping season can make up 20% to 40% of the total year’s revenue for some small businesses, depending on business type.