Since its launch in 2010, Small Business Saturday has meant big business in Annapolis. This event is anything but small potatoes for entrepreneurs in the Annapolis small business community. For many businesses, the holiday season is their most critical revenue generating period. While most large retailers enjoy heavy traffic shopping days after Thanksgiving, many smaller businesses have been left out. However, Maryland’s Governor Hogan is proud to support the small business spirit of Annapolis by encouraging consumers to shop local. With a belief that small business is the backbone of Maryland’s economy, he encourages Annapolis consumers to make a real difference in their local communities by spending their dollars at home.
Small Shops with Big Deals
This big idea for small businesses originated with American Express’ Shop Small Movement. The philosophy behind American Express’ idea is to create Neighborhood Champions who strengthen their communities by shopping local. American Express provides participating businesses with marketing materials and tips on how to have a successful Small Business Saturday experience. The event is filled with exciting promotions, giveaways, prizes and the opportunity to forge new relationships with local consumers. The Downtown Annapolis Partnership is the go-to place for participating business applications, smart device apps that connect businesses and consumers, parking information, and schedule of events.
Shopping Local Works
A struggling economy has affected everyone over the past few years. One way everyone can do their part is to participate in Small Business Saturday, as well as to continue to shop local year round. The numbers don’t lie. Investing your dollars in local businesses helps preserve the advantages of a strong local economy. Not only does this help to bolster a community’s economic future, but it also helps the community thrive with municipal decisions that support its best interests.
Where The Action Is
Small Business Saturday take place on November 26 in downtown Annapolis, that charming part of the city known as the “Athens of America“. With striking architecture, waterfront charm and the vibrancy of local culture, it attracts tourists as well as locals. This bustling hub of activity entertains more than 4 million visitors every year. The holiday season sees this part of the city put on all of its glitz and glitter. Businesses that are fortunate enough to be located here send the message to all that they have arrived at the epitome of success.
For more information on how your small business can go big today with prime Annapolis office space, please contact My Annapolis Office. Your small business can be located in our prestigious district just a few miles from all the action of Small Business Saturday.