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 .
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