Small Business Saturday is on Nov. 24 this year, two days after Thanksgiving. It is a day for everyone to support the small businesses that their community thrives on.
American Express founded the day in 2010 to help small businesses get exposure during the holiday season, when they might be otherwise overlooked. With retailers buzzing around the holidays, it is important to support local small businesses that rely on their neighbors in order to continue prospering and building the local economy in Wakefield.
Last year, 100 million people nationwide participated in Small Business Saturday by shopping at locally owned stores to help boost the economy and their communities.
In Wakefield, the Avon Beauty Center at 452 Main Street will offer various specials - including a 5 for $5 and a 4 for $10 sale - on both Black Friday and Small Business Saturday.
At the Dockside Restaurant during regular business hours on Saturday only - 1099 Main Street, Wakefield - you can get two $10 Holiday Bonus Complimentary Cards with each $25 gift card purchased.
Also, Complete Body By Connie is offering a pilates special where five classes at Skin to Soul in Stoneham or Kidcasso in can be purchased for $50 instead of the usual $65. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Finally – this month the Wakefield Chamber of Commerce has been highlighting the four antique shops located in town – Uncommon Antique on Main Street, The Queen’s Vault on Albion Street, TAC on Water Street, and Main Street Antiques. Be sure to stop in and check out what they’ve got to offer as well.
For more small businesses in the area, you can also use this page on the American Express website.
You can also “like” Small Business Saturday on Facebook by visiting www.facebook.com/shopsmall.
Everyone has locally owned businesses in their community, and shopping on Small Business Saturday is the perfect way to give back to the businesses you know and love in your community.
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