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 Freehold.
One Freehold business is looking to use Small Business Saturday as a way to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Runner's High in Freehold will be donating 10% of money spent at their store on Saturday, Nov. 24 to Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts. As the store's first Small Business Saturday in their Freehold location, the store will be able to grow their business and help out those in need.
"Not only do we want to grow awareness for our shop, but we want to make the public aware of the benefits of shopping locally, and supporting the local economy," said Craig Segal manager of Runner's High. "We have been collecting shoes and non-perishable items ever since the storm hit, and giving back monetarily is just another way for us to do our part."
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.
You can also “like” Small Business Saturday on Facebook by visiting www.facebook.com/shopsmall.
Everyone has locally owned businesses in their community, and shopping on Small Business Saturday is the perfect way to give back to the businesses you know and love in your community. Freehold is the home of many great small businesses. Be sure to visit them this shopping season for all of your holiday needs.
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