Every year, droves of consumers cut Thanksgiving celebrations short to line up for Black Friday deals. And on that following Monday, millions head to their devices to capitalize on Cyber Monday discounts online. While the true value of these deals — often repeatedly advertised in big, bold letters — can be hard to determine, Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping certainly has its conveniences and controversies.
What is Small Business Saturday?
On the other hand, there’s one upcoming shopping holiday that everyone can support. Small Business Saturday is a nationally recognized holiday held the Saturday following Thanksgiving — between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. By supporting brick-and-mortar businesses right here in Upper Marlboro and all around BeechTree rather than big-box retail and online-only stores, you can find equally great savings and be proud that you’re investing in your community, a place where your dollars have a lot more meaning.
Plus, by supporting Small Business Saturday, data shows that your efforts go a lot further than just providing that warm, fuzzy feeling for being a good resident. The United States’s 2018 Small Business Profile from the U.S. Small Business Administration shows that small businesses added 1.9 million new jobs in 2017 and that the 30.2 million small businesses in the United States employ around 47.5% of the country’s entire private workforce. So shop small this Saturday and you’ll be investing in a driver of valuable economic growth right here in your own community.
Where Should I Shop Around BeechTree?
Downtown Upper Marlboro has several small businesses where you can shop small to find great holiday gift inspiration and something for you, too. The Dutch Village Farmers Market is a one-stop shop for products ranging from Amish furniture to delicious baked goods. Or check out New Digz Consignment to find a unique treasure for someone special, or maybe a luxury winter coat or New Years Eve Party outfit for a great value. Head a few miles north and you’ll find many more small businesses to choose from around Largo Town Center.
And of course, right here, you can find shop small for the golf lover in your life at the Pro Shop at Lake Presidential Golf Club. It’s fully stocked with top-of-the-line apparel and the latest gear from the industry’s most acclaimed brands. Or pick up a gift card. The recipient will be able to use it on anything at the club, from range balls to refreshments. Best of all, they never expire.
These examples are just scratching the surface, but you can check out all the locations near you where you can shop small to support Small Business Saturday here.