Happy Small Business Saturday (and RIP Black Friday?)

Happy Small Business Saturday (and RIP Black Friday?)

by Michael P Coleman

Reflecting on the great, minimalist Thanksgiving lunch and dinner I’d had the day before, I pondered about changing my tried and true Black Friday shopping tradition, too. Perhaps I could forgo the door buster purchases, bought primarily for people with whom I shared DNA but little else. Maybe, perhaps, I could find a way to make a difference via my holiday purchases.

Like shop a little on Small Business Saturday.

It’s been an “official” event since 2010, turkey-sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday (which should be on life support by now — isn’t every Monday Cyber Monday, nowadays?). Small Business Saturday was established to encourage shoppers, during the year’s typical biggest shopping weekend, to support brick and mortar businesses that are small and community-based.

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