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:
- Go to Max’s Art Supplies, Achorn’s Pharmacy or the Westport Historical Society — which, I realize, is technically not a “business” — for Westport-themed holiday cards designed 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.