Whereas many individuals have their sights set on Black Friday offers at large field shops, enterprise homeowners in downtown Jonesborough are extra excited for the day after — Small Enterprise Saturday.
“It’s phenomenal to see individuals take that point (to buy) as a result of I don’t know in the event that they notice how a lot it actually does assist a small enterprise, nevertheless it does assist us tremendously,” mentioned Jerome Bowers, proprietor of the Crystal Raven. “Even when they simply purchase small objects, that small effort that they’re making makes a big impact on our livelihood and supporting our household and serving to out our neighborhood.”
Bowers mentioned he was grateful for individuals who come out to buy, and mentioned he’s at all times stunned by how nice the turnout is for Small Enterprise Saturday in downtown. Bowers mentioned it’s particularly necessary this 12 months, with many companies nonetheless struggling because of the pandemic.
“As a enterprise, we’ve got an excellent native following, however the aware effort individuals make on Small Enterprise Saturday to come back out to small companies at all times surprises me,” Bowers mentioned.
Marty Glasgow, proprietor of Noelle Seasonal Decor and Presents Galore, which is providing offers on each Friday and Saturday, mentioned she’s grateful for days like Small Enterprise Saturday, which deliver new individuals to native retailers that perhaps wouldn’t have identified about them in any other case.
“Small companies present merchandise you’ll be able to’t purchase different locations, No. 1,” Glasgow mentioned. “No. 2, they’re going to have the ability to serve you the best way a big conglomerate can not do.”
Each Bowers and Glasgow mentioned it’s vitally necessary to help small enterprise year-round, not simply across the holidays.
“Not solely are they investing into the enterprise, however they’re investing into the neighborhood,” Bowers mentioned of his clients, including that once you purchase from nationwide chain shops you haven’t any thought if that cash is staying in your neighborhood, “however you understand that the cash you spend in a small enterprise stays native.”