Saturday, November 24, 2012
Start your holiday shopping at locally owned stores during Small Business Saturday.
Small Business Saturday is on Nov. 24 this year, two days after Thanksgiving. It is a day for everyone to support the small businesses that their community thrives on. American Express founded the day in 2010 to help small businesses get exposure during the holiday season, when they might be otherwise overlooked. With retailers buzzing around the holidays, it is important to support local small businesses that rely on their neighbors in order to continue prospering and building the local economy in Brookline. Last year, 100 million people nationwide participated in Small Business Saturday by shopping at locally owned stores to help boost the economy and their communities. Here are 20 small businesses in Brookline participating in Small …
Friday, November 23, 2012
Tell us about your Black Friday experience.
After a day of feasting, many people hit the stores for their holiday shopping. Were you part of the masses mobbing the isles? Did you get any good deals? Where? How were the lines? Or did you stay put and eat leftovers? Are you holding off for Small Business Saturday or Cyber Monday? What is your holiday shopping strategy? Share your Black Friday stories with us in the comments section.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Just what is Small Business Saturday and why should you support it in PATCH TOWN?
Big name national retailers take the spotlight on Black Friday as their deep price cuts pull in shoppers in droves. What about those mom-and-pop businesses all over Brookline and beyond that are the backbone of America’s economy? Just when do they get their day? That’s basically the question that was asked back in 2010 when the concept of Small Business Saturday was born. Small Business Saturday is “a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities,” the U.S. Small Business Administration explains on its website. American Express gets the credit for founding the shopping holiday, which got its official start on Nov. 27, 2010, according to the Small Business Saturday Facebook page. Celebrating its third …