Small Business Saturday is celebrated on the first Saturday after Thanksgiving. This is an important holiday for modern society! Small business is not noticed by the general public – its attention is riveted to large shopping centers that have already made a recognizable name for themselves. However, it all starts with something small – our task is to support people who follow their dreams!
Until the 1880s, all businesses in the United States were small businesses. At the dawn of American history, it could not have been otherwise: the transportation sector was not well developed to support large-scale production. And the technologies themselves depended on the energy that they received from wind, water, etc.
At the end of the 1800s, development changed: the population increased, ferries, railways, steam engines appeared. Large industries were now able to grow and develop: prices fell to comfortable levels, wages rose. Even at this time, small business was not in the shadows – people supported it, treating its owners with deep respect.
Small enterprises showed their importance in the 1980s: companies displaced the importance of large industries, dominated in many areas, and showed greater economic efficiency. Their peak popularity came in 1987 – at that time a huge number of new jobs were opened. Now the business is just as confidently striding forward, but it has not been able to regain all the positions that large-scale industries have taken over the century.
It is noteworthy that:
- in 2011, the US Senate passes an executive order in support of Small Business Saturday. There was not a single person who would vote against;
- over 90% of US companies are small businesses;
- studies show that small organizations are more likely to collaborate with various movements and donate 250% more than large ones.
How to celebrate
Choose a small store and go shopping. Given that Black Friday is taking place at this time, it’s easy to get discounted items today. Tell about the holiday on social networks, support people who dream of starting a business, learn about the difficulties.
When is Small Business Saturday celebrated in 2022?
Small Business Saturday is observed on the Saturday after Thanksgiving each year.