The holidays are right around the corner, for most that means spending time with family and friends, for some it means spending time shopping for the best deals. Believe me, we aren’t judging, because we too partake in some of the craziness that is Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and every other extra special super discount shopping day. But another thing we do is Shop Small, and you should too.
A few years ago American Express started the Shop Small campaign where it promoted shopping only at local businesses rather than big box stores on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The campaign has continued to grow and it is pretty amazing the impact that shopping local can have on your community. Check out this infographic:
Pretty awesome! And it isn’t just about shopping local and spending your money, it’s about becoming a part of something. There are other ways to get involved, like organizing an event to help celebrate small businesses in your neighborhood. Getting your friends and family together to spend the day out and about getting to know your local business owners. Continually posting on social media sites promising to Shop Small on November 29th because we all know if one of your friends is shopping local then the rest will too!
American Express has made it really simple for both the consumer and the business owner. Consumers, follow this link, put in your address and it will give a list of all local businesses in your area that are promoting Shop Small. Business owners, follow this link to promote your business.
There are so many great places scattered around Orlando to Shop Small. We suggest Park Ave CDs, Dear Prudence and East End Market in Audobon Park. Cloak and Dapper in Ivanhoe Village. Maybe Colonial Photo & Hobby or City Oasis in Mills50. How about Paper Gallery & Gingersnap Station in College Park. And Zou Zou Boutique in Thornton Park. We haven’t even gotten started on places to eat yet! Just to name a few we love, P is for Pie, brunch at The Hammered Lamb, Hawkers, Benjamin French Bakery. We could go on for days, but I think you get the point. The places to Shop Small are endless, be part of the movement!
Tell us, where are you going to Shop Small?
We have no affiliation with American Express, we just really feel that the Shop Small movement is something everyone needs to be a part of!