Don’t Forget The Little Guys And Shop The Best Small Business Saturday Sales Now
Even though Small Business Saturday only launched in 2010, it's become a major post of the holiday shopping weekend. There are roughly 28 million mom and pop shops in the US, and they generate nearly half of the jobs during this time of year. To be considered a small business, the store must make less than $100 million in revenue each year, and employ fewer than 500 people. For more deets about what qualifies as a small business, check out sba.gov. Sponsored by American Express, the day is designed to get people to shop in their local communities. After all, 52 cents of every dollar you spend in your small town stays there. So why wouldn't you want to support Uncle Joe's general store? Oh and if you register your Amex today, you'll get a $10 credit if you make a purchase at a small business (does not include shopping online). Just register your card here, and be ready to #ShopSmall. Check out the best small bizz sales below: Take 15% off and get free shipping at Alex and Ani with code FRIDAY15. Ends 12/2. Get 50% off site-wide at Amrita Singh with code BLACK13. Get up to 50% off at Babakul. Ends 12/2. Take up to 30% off your purchase at Charm & Chain with code Thanksgiving30. Ends 12/1. Get 20% off site-wide at Rich & Skinny with code BLKFRI20. Take 50% off all sale items at TooFaced with code BF2013. Ends 12/2. Get 20% off side-wide at Torn by Ronny Kobo with code ITSALLGRAVY. Ends 12/3. Get up to 60% off at Trina Turk . Don't forget to check out our gifts for home guide, gifts for her, and gifts for him [Photo Credit: Facebook]
Be A Do-Gooder This Weekend: Shop Small Business Saturday
Did you know it's Small Business Saturday? Shop our favorite small biz fashion brands and join in on the movement to help save small businesses: 1. Carol Marie Our friends and former magazine editors Heather White & Jen Kramer started their own jewelry business just a year ago. Their cool-girl pieces speak for themselves, though, like this awesome braided chain necklace ($192.50 from $275). Or shop from Carol Marie and get 15% off this weekend with code CM15P. 2. CJ by Cookie Johnson Magic Johnson's wife Cookie created the world's best-fitting jeans--and even Oprah raves about them. Check out this skinny pair, Black Beauty ($141) now. 3. Etsy Shop tons of small crafty businesses on Etsy, like these vintage chandelier earrings from seller Last Caress ($18). 4. Groupon Groupon features deals every single day from local businesses around the country. Sign up here and find what's happening in your city. See the best sales and deals from this week, plus 23 Black Friday Deals and Thanksgiving Sales still happening. Then check out our best find of the day favorites, and calendar of online sample sales, too.