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Small Business Saturday: From Our Family to Yours

Family Day, Saturday November 28th

It’s that time of year again. You’ve taken down all your Halloween decorations and started planning who’s-bringing-what to Thanksgiving dinner this year. You’re sending out your holiday wish lists to friends and family, and maybe you’ve done a little bit of gift shopping already yourself. The biggest holiday shopping weekend of the year is coming around the corner with Black Friday on November 27th this year.

Since 2010, American Express has sponsored a new kind of holiday shopping extravaganza. Small Business Saturday, celebrating it’s 5th birthday this year, is a way for you to get out and show your support for the businesses that make your community unique.

This year, AmEx has introduced a new theme: Family Day! We at Pearls International feel that this is a great way to express what Small Business Saturday means, because so many of the small businesses around the country (ourselves included!) are family owned and operated. Unlike many of the big-box retailers, we have a unique perspective on how much you want to make this holiday season special for your family. Every day of the year, we strive to offer the best shopping experience to our customers. Behind the counter, we have coloring sheets to entertain your kids while you shop, and if you’re not quite done looking but your husband has gone a little dazzle-blind, he’s welcome to hang out on the ever-popular “man couch” — complete with television and magazines to flip through. Not to mention, at Pearls International, you get stress-free, 100% satisfaction guaranteed, warrantied jewelry and gifts, many of which are hand crafted here in our own workshop. That’s an experience you won’t find at the jewelry counter in a department store.

So this year, get out there and #ShopSmall. Still not convinced? Check out these reasons to buy local.

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Reasons to Shop Small

As some of you may know, Small Business Saturday is coming up this weekend on November 26th. Small Business Saturday was designed to help recognize, promote and show support for locally owned businesses all over the country. Here are just a few reasons to keep mom-and-pop shops in your community in mind this year, and especially this weekend, for your shopping needs.

1) When you buy from a locally owned business, more than 50% of the money you spend stays in the community.

2) Small businesses provide more jobs locally, helping the economy in your town.

3) Locally owned businesses create products and services based on their own interests, rather than corporate-controlled national sales plans, so with more small businesses comes a greater variety of purchase choices. And that is just one way mom-and-pop shops help keep our community unique.

4) Smaller businesses are more likely to give back. Non-profit organizations receive an average of 250% more support from small businesses than they do from larger companies.

5) Your local business cares about YOU. Mom-and-pop shops tend to be friendlier, more hospitable, and take the extra time and effort to get to know their customers. Employees at small businesses in your town are more likely to recognize, remember, and support you.

Join us this weekend in supporting your favorite Daytona Beach Shores business with our Open House Sale! Come out, have some fun, support your local economy, and start checking off your shopping list for this Holiday Season. We’ll have in-store specials for 60% Off Gold Plate Jewelry, Holiday Layaway, and 20% off Gift Cards all weekend!

 

*This post was originally posted on November 6th, 2015 and updated November 22nd, 2016 for relevancy.

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Support your Favorite on Small Business Saturday

This November 24th is Small Business Saturday®, a day to celebrate and support the local small businesses that boost the economy and invigorate neighborhoods across the country.

Nearly everyone has a list of sales and gifts to be purchased on the traditional inaugural Christmas shopping day, however, so many people forget about Small Business Saturday, the day after Black Friday. It is common to forget about smaller businesses as deal busters but most do provide their customers with deep discounts before the holidays!

All businesses have to start somewhere, and that somewhere is Small.  Consider the garage days for the founders of large companies like Microsoft or Apple. They didn’t get to where they are without effort and growth.

A small business is defined broadly — as a company with 500 or fewer employees. In all reality, it is the small businesses that keep the local economy alive. In a recent article “18 Amazing Facts About Small Businesses In America,” it was stated that small businesses contribute to over 40% of Americans’ payrolls, while nearly 80% of all new jobs are created by small businesses. In the same article however, it was suggested that only 50% of small businesses stay open over 5 years due to the likelihood of bankruptcy.

Pearls International is proud to take part in Small Business Saturday, and we’re encouraging everyone to Shop Small® here on November 24th. Plus, we’re having a special Small Business Saturday celebration offer! Shop online or come in to the shop on November 24th and you’ll get 20% OFF your entire purchase, plus FREE gift wrap! Stop in for the newest and timeless styles offered in the freshwater and saltwater pearl jewelry market.

Let’s do our part and keep small businesses in Daytona Beach Shores alive and thriving! Get out there, Shop Small, and let’s make this November 24th the biggest day of the year for small business. To learn more, visit ShopSmall.com.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/facts-about-small-businesses-in-america-2011-8?op=1#ixzz2CKSDb5F8