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We would wager a guess that you already know that Black Friday is one of the biggest retail shopping days of the year, but have you heard about Small Business Saturday? Learn about Small Business Saturday and how shopping locally can mean a significant impact right here in Little Elm.
What Is Small Business Saturday?
Small Business Saturday is held on the Saturday immediately following Thanksgiving. This nationwide shopping event was established in 2010 as a campaign to encourage people to "shop small" by supporting independent businesses and retailers to keep tax dollars in the local community. This year's Small Business Saturday falls on Nov. 24.
Why Should You Shop Small?
Shopping small helps to:
Create a Stronger Local Economy. Local businesses usually hire residents to staff their stores. Also, they hire local contractors, use local marketing firms to promote their business, and work with local accountants and insurance companies to help run their business, too. They are also more likely to carry products created or sold by other local businesses. All of these factors translate to a stronger local economy for Little Elm.
Build a Sense of Community. How many times have you been out shopping in Little Elm and run into someone you know? Shopping local gives you a chance to slow down, catch up, and connect with friends and neighbors. Shopping small also helps to foster the small-town feel of our town, too!
Protect the Environment. Shopping in Little Elm means that you don't have to travel as far to get the things that you need, which means fewer cars on the road and less pollution. Keeping your business local means that can also hike or bike to your favorite local shops on our many trails.
Make Little Elm a Great Place to Live. Supporting local businesses helps to make Little Elm an awesome place to live because a thriving local economy helps to attract new, unique developments and merchants. When tax dollars stay local, they help to fund parks, streets, public safety, library, special events, and Town other programs and eases the property tax burden on homeowners.
In addition to shopping locally, shopping online can help support the Town of Little Elm, too. This is because the Town receives a portion of sales tax on items purchased online and delivered to a Little Elm address!