Whether it’s the tiny coffee shop down the street from your house or the children’s boutique on your way to work, you’re probably familiar with how prevalent small businesses are within your community. With all the marketing and advertising that is done for the larger companies in your area, it’s easy for the smaller shops to fall to the bottom of your list when it comes to holiday shopping destinations.
With over half of small businesses failing in the first four years, it’s more difficult than ever for the mom and pop shop down the street to thrive. Quality Logo Products started as a small business, so we’re certainly no stranger to the startup struggle! This is why we’re so proud to support Small Business Saturday.
What is Small Business Saturday?
According to the Small Business Administration, Small Business Saturday is a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. Celebrated on November 25th 2017, it’s a special time of the year for shoppers to support their businesses. Since Black Friday is a tradition most commonly held by larger big-box stores, it’s important for the little guys to get their own day!
Of course it’s great to show local business owners your support by shopping in their store on this day, but the impact of Small Business Saturday isn’t just for the owners of the company. For every $100 spent at a local business, roughly $68 stays in your local economy through the form of employee wages, local taxes, and local services*. In other words, it’s in our own best interests to support local!
A Helping Hand
Helping small businesses is engrained into the Quality Logo Products mission. It’s who we are! We’re all about lending a helping hand to local businesses in need of a marketing boost, which is why we started Give Your Brand a Hand, a monthly giveaway where we select one small business to donate $500 worth of promotional products.
In honor of Small Business Saturday, Quality Logo Products will be selecting TWO Give Your Brand a Hand winners! We know how important it is to market your business, and it can be rough if you’re a startup or a small business looking to grow your customer base.
You Could Be Next!
Want to throw your small business into the hat? To enter November’s Give Your Brand a Hand giveaway, simply head over here to fill out our entry form. You’ll find all of the nitty gritty details on the signup page, but as a heads up, Quality Logo Products only accepts entries from businesses that are new customers and make less than $1 million each year. But don’t worry: If you’ve entered in the past but haven’t been selected, we always accept re-entries!
*Local Works study by Civic Economics in Grand Rapids, Michigan