While you are out holiday shopping this weekend, consider purchasing your gifts from a local small business.
Small Business Saturday is Nov. 30. American Express created Small Business Saturday in 2010 to encourage people to Shop Small and bring more holiday shopping to small businesses.
There are several reasons why you should consider shopping small businesses in your community. Shopping local vs. shopping big business or online: When you shop local you receive a more personal touch. They are eager to help you because you, the customer, are their "bread and butter."
You are the reason they are even open. They cater to the people in their community. Small businesses also bring more tax revenue to the community. The taxes paid by small, local businesses support schools, parks, roads, and other local programs that benefit your friends, family, and community.
Small businesses in Hiawatha include, The Farmers Daughter's Market, That One Cupcake Place, Oscar's, Lucky Penny, AirFX and much more! Check out Hiawatha Economic Development's website to find more local businesses!