Small Business SaturdayWhat is Small Business Saturday?
Small Business Saturday is a shopping holiday sponsored by American Express as a response to the craziness of Black Friday. Falling on the Saturday after Thanksgiving—this year that’s November 26—Small Business Saturday encourages and incentivizes people to get out of the malls and off their computers, and instead out into the brick-and-mortar businesses that proudly serve local communities.
Why is it so important to shop small, though? According to the American Independent Business Alliance, a “non-profit organization dedicated to helping communities become more self-supporting and resilient through fostering a culture that values and supports independent business and local entrepreneurs,” when you spend $100 in a locally owned store, $48 of that money ends up staying in the community versus just $14 from chain stores. Many of these stores are owned and staffed by local residents, which means that when you shop local you are investing back into your community.
So please support your local Staten Island businesses today! We have 2 great classes in our studio and they are discounted to thank you for supporting our small business!