Small Business Saturday
Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to shopping at your local small business. Rather than heading to the larger department stores, it is time to shop in the neighborhood. This special day was created by American Express, the credit card company, in 2010. The holiday has become so popular that American Express has even trademarked the name. The day is sandwiched between two of the most popular holidays – Black Friday (the biggest shopping day held after Thanksgiving) and Cyber Monday (this is when all of the online sales happen. It takes place the Monday after Thanksgiving.
When is the Holiday?
The Saturday after Thanksgiving.
2019 November 30
2020 November 28
2021 November 27
Type of Holiday?
Unofficial Fun Holiday
How to Celebrate Small Business Saturday?
- Shop at your local small business
- Not ready to shop for the holidays? Buy a gift certificate for friends or family to use at a later time
- Small Business Saturday is a great time to catch a great deal so be sure to inquire with your local retailer
- Tell friends and family to support their local business
Trivia and Facts About Small Business Saturday:
- First observed in the United States on November 27, 2010, it is a counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday
- The first event was created by American Express
- There are more than 30 million small businesses in the United States
- A small business is defined as any business with less than 500 employees
- More than 500,000 small businesses are started each year
- Small firms are more likely to develop emerging technologies than large firms
- About half of all establishments survive five years or longer. About one-third of establishments survive 10 years or longer
Celebrities with Birthdays on November 30th:
- Kaley Cuoco – Actress
- Winston Churchill – British Politician. Was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
- Chrissy Teigen – Model married to John Legend
- Ben Stiller – Actor
- Mark Twain – American Writer
- Billy Idol – Rock Star
- Ryan Murphy – Director
- Dick Clark – Famous Music Host (deceased)
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