Small Business Saturday is the day we celebrate the Shop Small movement to drive shoppers to local merchants all over the Quad Cities region. Did you know that small businesses drive 60-80% of new job growth and employ half of all private sector employees? Studies have shown that 48 percent of purchases made at local independent businesses go right back into the community. When you shop small, your tax dollars stay locally, helping to grow our region.
Small businesses make up 80% of Quad Cities Chamber members, and they are invested in making our community stronger together. Use our member directory to create your list of places to shop on Small Business Saturday and make sure you check out the Hot Deals submitted by Chamber members highlighting the specials they are currently running. When shopping at small businesses in the region, show your support by using the hashtag #shopsmallqc
We hope you will join the Shop Small movement to support these drivers of economic growth and help encourage all Quad Citizens to include small businesses in their shopping habits through the year and amid the holiday season.