Small Business Saturday
Support Local Homer businesses and #ShopSmall on Saturday, November 25th! We will be handing out 200 reusable canvas bags, with coupons inside, to the first 50 people at each of these 4 locations: The Homer Bookstore, Homer Saw & Cycle, NOMAR, and the Kachemak Gear Shed. #homershopslocal.
Participating Homer Businesses
Homer Saw and Cycle
Kachemak Gear Shed
Ulmer's Drug & Hardware
Alaska Flower Mill
Grace Ridge Brewing
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies
Bear Creek Winery & Lodging
AJ's Oldtown Steakhouse
Flying Whale Coffee
Joshua Veldstra Photography
Scott's Family Pharmacy
Homer Art & Frame
Lighthouse Seafood Grill & Smokehouse
Tutka Bay Lodge
Wagon Wheel Garden and Pet
Homer Animal Friends
Homer Ocean Charters
Art Shop Gallery
Sea Glo Spa & Boutique
The Classic Cook
Sea Lion Art & Lodging
Lower Peninsula Power Sports
Peninsula Rain Gutters
What is Shop Small?
Shop Small is about more than just shopping at small businesses. It’s a cause that helps to support local economies and promote vibrant, diverse communities. It’s also a nationwide movement fueled by shoppers, business owners, and organizers who come together and celebrate the community because they know it matters.
What is Small Business Saturday?
It’s an annual shopping tradition dedicated to supporting small businesses and celebrating communities across the country. Founded by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday is celebrated every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This year, you can get out and support the places you love with the people you love on Nov 25.
When is Small Business Saturday?
Small Business Saturday is held annually on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This year, you can celebrate the big day on November 25, 2017.
Why participate in the Shop Small Movement?
Small businesses play a key role in helping communities thrive. By shopping or dining at your favorite local places throughout the year, you’re showing your support for small businesses and making a positive impact in your community.
How can you participate?
If you’re a shopper, you can Shop Small® and share the small businesses you love on Nov 25. You can also find new favorites by exploring the Shop Small Map, which lists qualifying American Express® Card-accepting small businesses in your community.
If you’re a small business owner, you can celebrate customers and help attract new ones with customizable marketing materials from the Shop Small Studio. Qualifying American Express Card- accepting small merchants get even more. Log in to learn more about free benefits to help you attract potential customers, like personalized online banner ads, signage, and a listing on the Shop Small Map.
Looking to do more? You can apply now to become a Neighborhood Champion and rally your community for the big day, Nov 25.
If you represent a medium or large-sized corporation, you can apply now to become a Corporate Supporter to help promote Small Business Saturday and get out the word about the importance of the small business community.
Trade Memberships, Advocacy Groups, and Public Officials can join the Small Business Saturday Coalition to support the small business community at WIPP.org.
For a one-stop overview of the programs mentioned above, click here and see all the ways individuals and organizations can support Small Business Saturday. Terms apply to participation in all programs.
What role does American Express play in
Small Business Saturday?
In 2010, American Express founded the day. Today, American Express provides materials for supporters and businesses, in addition to offering ways for shoppers to stay engaged with the small businesses in the community.
What is a small business?
Small businesses can exist in a variety of forms, from corner stores to food trucks to online boutiques. They can have a handful of employees or be up to 150 employees strong. They give a neighborhood strength and create vibrant, diverse communities.