Small Business Saturday is on Nov. 24 this year, and once again, many of the boutiques and locally-owned shops in and around Virginia-Highland are taking part.
American Express founded the day in 2010 to help small businesses get exposure during the holiday season, when they might otherwise get overlooked.
This year's participating small businesses include:
- the indie-pendent
- Young Blood Gallery & Boutique
- Wellspring Treasures
- Re-inspiration Store
- Gems of Africa
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.
This searchable map - made by American Express - shows a list of places where you can take part in Small Business Saturday, the day after Black Friday with its focus on chains and big box retailers. If you're an American Express cardholder, you can register your card at shopsmall.com to receive a $25 statement credit that you can claim if you spent that much or more at a participating store on Saturday.
You can also “like” Small Business Saturday on Facebook.
TELL US: Is your small business participating in Small Business Saturday? Tell the community by posting your info in the comments area below this article.