It has been said that being a small business owner is making a courageous decision to start and then continuing to make courageous decisions every day. Running a small business is never easy. It requires guts to open the doors every day, to market yourself and your business, to handle licensing, taxes, profit and loss. To hope and pray that at the end of the week, you have money to pay yourself. And it only becomes more complicated when you hire staff. Your employees depend on you for leadership, guidance, as well as a paycheck and you feel the responsibility every day, right there on your shoulders. (In the US, small businesses provide 55% of all jobs.)
That’s why it was such big deal when Small Business Saturday was created in 2010. Everyone knows that the holidays are were small businesses make the majority of the profit that will carry them through the lean times (and there are always lean times.) Finally, there was an entire event devoted to the mom & pops, the local pharmacy, the furniture store. We had a day designed to bring the people out to support the backbone of our local economy. And it has only grown from there.
This year we are celebrating the 5th Small Business Saturday in Downtown Canton. It is this Saturday, November 28 and it is going to be stellar! All of the stores, restaurants, and boutiques will be offering major deals, including Practically Perfect.
We know that the holidays can be tough and we know that you have to be careful how you spend your money. But remember that for every $100 you spend at a locally-owned store, $68 stays in the community (compared to $43 at a big box.) That’s $68 that you invest in jobs and entrepreneurship. That’s $68 that can help buy Little League uniforms. That’s $68 that you put towards the environment because what you bought required less transportation and packaging.
So on Friday instead of rushing out to the big strip mall, kick back and relax with a turkey sandwich. Then come visit your friends in Downtown on Saturday. We can’t wait to see you.
Check out the specials below for Downtown Canton!