Every year, we locals celebrate the national Shop Small® movement on Small Business Saturday! San Diegans go out after Black Friday and support locally-owned and operated businesses, restaurants, boutiques, art galleries, and shops. Stores throughout San Diego will leave their doors open later, and offer special deals and discounts for one eventful day.
Black Friday gives bigger businesses a boost for the holiday season, so what about small businesses? Small Business Saturday® was founded in 2010 by American Express to help business owners with their most pressing need — getting more customers, right around the holidays. Seven years later, shoppers across the nation continue to rally in support of small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This year, Small Business Saturday is Nov 25th.
Shop at local small businesses and spread the word on social media using #ShopSmall. Here around the Big Blue Bay, most of Seaport Village, Little Italy, Gaslamp, Marina & Harbor shops are registered for Small Business Saturday.!