Skip the lines and crowds this Black Friday and instead join the Small Business Saturday movement. Started in 2010 by American Express, Small Business Saturday encourages consumers to visit brick and mortar small businesses for their holiday shopping rather than big box stores.
Small Business Saturday shifts your purchasing power to small mom and pop stores and in the process builds a stronger local community. According to American Express, consumers spent an estimated $5.5 billion as part of last year’s day.
Why is Small Business Saturday important? According to Think Local First DC, out of every $100 spent at a locally owned and operated business, about $68 stays in the local economy. As compared to $43 of every $100 spent at a nationally owned retailer. Building a strong local business community is critical to both job growth and the overall economic health of the areas in which we live and play. Learn more about supporting local businesses throughout the year at Think Local First DC.
This Small Business Saturday (November 30th), show your support for the community of wind powered small businesses that have made a commitment to creating a more sustainable future. Use our online directory of Wind Powered Businesses to find small local retailers and restaurants. We’re sure that you’ll find a gift for all the special people on your holiday list.
Using your purchasing power is the best way to encourage other businesses to make the switch to renewable energy and thank those that have already done so. Clean Currents has made it easy for you to find wind powered independently-owned small businesses. Share the link to our wind powered business directory with all your family and friends and amplify the movement!
Be part of the movement November 30th! And let us know about how you’re celebrating via Facebook and Twitter!