Small Business Saturday > Black Friday . No contest in my book.
Black Friday typically means lines, traffic, lines, cranky, tired people weeding through sale racks and more lines! Small Business Saturday, on the other hand, is all about supporting the little, local guys. I usually peacefully meander to my local coffee shop, then head to some independent boutiques and hit up some fav local restaurants for fuel in between.
Here's a few more reasons I think Small Business Saturday kicks Black Friday's a**.
Boost your local economy by spending within the community. Money spent at a local business generates 3.5x more wealth for the local economy compared to money spent at a chain-owned business.
You'll likely lower your carbon output. Walk, ride your bike or drive a short distance to local, small business instead of the big, scary mall and you'll save gasoline. Plus, if you go out on Black Friday you can almost guarantee sitting in major traffic. An idle car burns a whole lotta gasoline.