Small Business Saturday began as an American Express marketing idea in 2010, but it has quickly expanded to benefit small businesses across the globe. On the Saturday after Thanksgiving, customers begin their holiday shopping while supporting local establishments.
The AMEX advertising campaign was filled with important facts; small businesses, for example, drive the local and national economy by creating jobs and giving back to the community. There are 27 million small businesses in the United States (like many of inns in the Select Registry), and those help foster a feeling of community in the area.
Local businesses truly need your support, since most do not last past the five year mark. This year, on November 29, consider supporting them and posting about your finds on social media with #SmallBusinessSaturday. In addition to marking things off your holiday list, you will be giving back to an organization that truly cares about the area and promoting awareness of small business’ importance to the world.
If you’d like to support our Hot Springs, AR bed and breakfast on Small Business Saturday this year, you can order online or call 501.525.6155 for more information. For that day only, you will receive a 10% discount on your purchases as our thank you for participating in this awareness-driven event.