We are big fans of small business in our mecca that is New York City. Living in Brooklyn, we are lucky to have exposure to smaller businesses where we are really excited to celebrate Small Business Saturday tomorrow.
This includes its fifth anniversary and kick-off the holiday season for small, independent businesses that is also a day for communities as they come together to celebrate the businesses that keep their neighborhoods thriving.
This year, a number of new national initiatives are making it easier than ever for consumers to get involved. To date, nearly 3,000 neighborhoods from every state and the District of Columbia have signed on to participate in Small Business Saturday by hosting events and in-store activations.
Some of our favorite small businesses in Brooklyn:
Dabney Lee in DUMBO: Fun boutique where you can discover fun gifts and monogrammed items.
The Grocery in Cobble Hill: Delicious restaurant serving New American and seasonal fare.
The Farm on Adderly in Ditmas Park: Delicious farm-to-table restaurant.
Heights Kids in Brooklyn Heights: Sweet store to find toys for kids of all ages.
Hiho Batik in Prospect Heights: Cute store to make your own prints on clothing and accessories.
Check out the activities planned from coast to coast:
- Small Business Saturday Night Out: After the sun goes down on November 29th, small businesses in neighborhoods located in New York, Chicago and San Francisco will stay open late and host events for a one-of-a-kind night-time shopping and dining experience. More information included in news release here.
- Etsy Trunk Shows: Etsy and American Express have teamed up to encourage small businesses to host local Trunk Shows in their stores on Small Business Saturday. Consumers can find a trunk show in their community by visiting here.
- Main Street Makeover: 5 “Main Streets” across the country will receive makeovers from professional designers leading up to the busy shopping holiday weekend. Participating cities include San Francisco, Hoboken, Coral Gables, Chicago and Washington, D.C.
Check out this video that supports the art of shopping small:
Be sure to check out up-to-the-minute Small Business Saturday updates and additional information is available at www.ShopSmall.com.
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