As the holiday season draws near, we start noticing little blue and white circle logos popping up in business windows, on social media, and sometimes on shopping bags and clothing, but what do those logos represent? In the midst of the 2010 recession this now recognizable logo was given life by American Express to encourage people to “Shop Small” by doing their holiday shopping at small businesses. SBA became an official co-sponsor in 2011. Small Business Saturday emerged on the scene as a dedicated day the first Saturday after Thanksgiving to support the small businesses that are at the core of every thriving neighborhood. Be one of many consumers to support the nearly 32 million independent small businesses this holiday season.
The Local Crowd’s (TLC) focus is to support economic growth in local communities which starts supporting local initiatives. Over the past 10 years, TLC has been able to help communities thrive and support local businesses through the power of crowdfunding. Contributing to a crowdfunding campaign is a great way to support small businesses to raise funds to help them grow, expand or test market new products.
We have compiled a list of current campaigns that can use your support on this Small Business Saturday: Liberty’s Ghost, Dayton, OH – WUNZ Apparel in Action Pilot Workforce Development with the Los Angeles Mission, Log Angeles, CA –Show White River Junction Some Love – White River Junction, VT.
Co-Author, Debbie Gorski
Hey! I am Debbie Gorski and I am focused on New Accounts for The Local Crowd. I am excited to visit and answer any questions you may have how The Local Crowd can benefit your community or business.