Celebrating Our Community: Small Business Saturday

November 17, 2023

Small Business Saturday is a celebration of the role small businesses play in our community. Every Saturday after Thanksgiving, Small Business Saturday is celebrated. The holiday season is a great time to support local businesses and see the positive impact that support can have in our community.

Read along to learn some essential tips on how to support small businesses and the importance of doing so.

Why Local Businesses Matter

Local businesses are the core of our communities. They bring character, uniqueness, and vitality to our neighborhoods, making them vibrant and diverse. But they are also essential engines of economic growth and employment. Supporting local businesses directly benefits our community in numerous ways:

Job Creation: Local businesses are significant job providers, offering employment opportunities to our friends and neighbors. By supporting them, you're helping to sustain and create jobs within the community.

Local Economic Impact: When you shop locally, more money stays within your community. This, in turn, boosts the local economy, as local businesses reinvest in other local businesses, creating a positive economic ripple effect.

Building Community: Small businesses play a vital role in creating a sense of community, fostering relationships, and supporting local events and charities. By supporting them, you help strengthen these bonds.

How Can I Support Small Businesses?

Shop Locally: Make a conscious effort to prioritize local businesses for your shopping needs, from groceries to gifts and services.

Share on Social Media: Share your favorite local finds on social media, tag the businesses, and encourage your friends and followers to do the same.

Participate in Small Business Saturday: Mark your calendar for Small Business Saturday and make a day of it, exploring the local shops and restaurants in your community.

Whether you’re in the mood for a good meal, a unique boutique, or local supermarket, use the #SupportLocal Map below to find a small business near you.

Find Small Businesses in your Community

Expanding Small Business Operations to Serve Our Community

If you are a small business owner looking to expand your business operations, we invite you to look into our Small Business Administration (SBA) Loan Program.  The SBA program offers a range of loan programs to help small businesses grow. These loans come with favorable terms and interest rates, making them an attractive option for entrepreneurs. Whether you're looking to open a new location, hire more staff, or invest in equipment, an SBA loan can provide the capital you need to make it happen.

If you're a local business owner interested in exploring the possibilities of an SBA Small Business Loan for expansion, we're here to help. Reach out to a specialist today, and our dedicated team will guide you through the process, helping you access the funding you need to take your business to the next level.

Learn more about SBA Loans

Chose Local

Small Business Saturday is an opportunity to show your support for the local businesses that make our community unique and vibrant. By choosing to shop locally, you're not only contributing to the economic well-being of our neighborhood but also nurturing solidarity to businesses who will appreciate it greatly. For small businesses with dreams of expansion, remember that City National Bank of Florida's small business specialists are here to assist you in reaching your goals. Contact a specialist today.

Let's celebrate Small Business Saturday and continue to build strong, resilient, and thriving communities.

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