Small business are what make your community thrive and give it character. Small businesses need your support year round, but especially during the holiday season. Many small businesses depend on the sales the week of "Black Friday". Less money stays within your community when you shop at big-box corporations — think anything at your nearest mall, Target, Amazon, Best Buy, etc. Another perk of shopping small? Far superior customer service!
From an excerpt from BusinessWire survey —
"An average two-thirds of every dollar ($0.67) spent at small businesses in the U.S. stays in the local community, consumers’ local impact during the important holiday shopping season could be significant. Further, every dollar spent at small businesses creates an additional 50 cents in local business activity as a result of employee spending and businesses purchasing local goods and services, according to the Small Business Economic Impact Study from American Express (NYSE: AXP)."