Small Business Saturday is Today
Saturday is your chance to support your local downtown businesses and get some Christmas shopping done, both at the same time. Saturday is ‘Small Business Saturday’, a day dedicated to helping small businesses and their communities. Small Business Saturday celebrates and supports local small businesses that boost the economy and invigorate neighborhoods across the country.
Downtown Bozeman has over 200 small businesses that will be participating. There will be FREE PARKING in the Downtown Parking Garage all day Saturday.
For a list of Small Business Saturday promotions and activities at many of our wonderful small businesses in Downtown Bozeman CLICK HERE.
Bozeman Mayor Jeff Krauss has also signed an “Official Mayoral Proclamation” in support of Small Business Saturday urging “residents of our community to support small businesses and merchants on Small Business Saturday and throughout the year.” CLICK HERE to see this signed proclamation!
Did you know?
– For every $100 spent at local businesses, $68 returns to the community.
– Small businesses employ half of all private sector employees.
– Small businesses represent 99.7% of all employer firms.
– For every year over the last decade, 60-80% of new jobs were generated by small business.
– The money you spend locally actually pays off for you. When you shop small, more of your money is reinvested into local schools, jobs, taxes, wages, and other communal needs.
– Just last year, 370+ advocacy organizations, 160+ corporations, and elected officials in all 50 states and Washington D.C. declared their support for Small Business Saturday.
– To date, more than 3.3 million Facebook users “liked” the Small Business Saturday