First there was Black Friday, then Cyber Monday. Now, here’s the 2nd annual Small Business Saturday, the day we support small businesses. On November 26, shop small at your favorite local stores and help fuel the economy. When we all shop small, it will be huge!
SBS helps small business owners create awareness and demand for their products and services during the important holiday shopping opener. It’s also a welcome show of support for small businesses eager to help lead the country out of its protracted recession. In fact, almost 3/4 of small business owners believe they will be the driving force behind a U.S. economic recovery, according to the FEDEX office Sign of the Times national small business survey.
Some things about Paper Wishes and small business. I learned today that we work to purchase from smaller manufactures. This way we can bring you products that you won’t see anywhere else. Also because we believe that if you help the little companies, you help the economy in so many ways. You might think that Paper Wishes is a huge company just by all the things we do. In fact ,we are a small company; we just like to make sure our customers are well served. When I think of Paper Wishes, I get that whole fuzzy warm feeling! Not just because I work here but because Paulette really cares about all our customers and her employees. So the atmosphere around here is more like having a second family rather then just having a job!
So tell me your experience with small shops. Why do you love to shop smaller stores? What is it that brings you back to small business to purchase?
I know for me it’s about the overall experience as well as the product. If I know I can purchase the same item and get treated like a person rather than a “sale” why wouldn’t I go back to the smaller store to purchase? There are times I feel rushed or like nobody cares enough to come help at a larger store, especially around the holiday season.
We encourage you to shop local! Not only at our website but maybe a copy shop, coffee shop, craft shop, cameras shop and hobby shop! Just remember to shop Saturday, November 26th!
Have a greet weekend!