$mall Business $aturday

Shoehorned in between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is tomorrow’s much-less-ballyhooed event: Small Business Saturday.

I am not making this up. According to (naturally) the Small Business Administration, tomorrow is “a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities.”

As a small person myself, I fully support all small business people.

Here are a few ways to spend Small Business Saturday:

Compo Basin — a holiday card by Kassie Foss.

  • Head across the river to Age of Reason. It and other Post Road  West shops — all worth visiting — were hit hard by Hurricane Sandy.  The educational toy store, for example, lost $40,000 in merchandise.
  • Don’t forget Sally’s Place.You might buy all your music on iTunes (or, ahem, not “buy” it at all), but someone on your list still loves CDs or vinyl. And if Sally White’s shop on Main Street (just past Avery Place) is good enough for Keith Richards, it’s good enough for you.

I know there are many more stores worthy of our business on Small Business Saturday. Click “Comments” to add your own.

6 responses to “$mall Business $aturday

  1. Free letterpress demonstration on Friday at the Great American Stamp Store.

  2. Martin O'Grady

    Ok -and while you are shopping, you have to eat! Skip the big chains and eat at Art’s, The Black Duck, Dunvilles, etc (JRs is closed on Saturday – but ehy are opem M-F)… Marios, etc…

  3. Thanks, Dan. Our business at 163 Main Street is called iFloat and we are doing a special this weekend for gift certificates ($39 per float session, normally $75). We are uniquely Westport. We are the only stress reduction floatation therapy center in CT, and the largest on the east coast: http://www.ifloatspa.net. Please come in and visit us. We are on top of Oscars and Coach.

  4. In support of Small Business Saturday, Textimation.com is giving away over $1,000 in Free Business Video Services. Enter the Contest Here: http://www.textimation.com/contest & share! The more participants, the more we’re giving away!

  5. iFloat is truly cool (or rather, warm) Wonderful for some stress relief during the holiday season AND for gift giving!