Did you know when you shop at small businesses you are helping to support American workers? Approximately 46.8% of workers in the U.S. are employed by small businesses.
Small Business Saturday is a day to remember and celebrate different companies during the holiday season. We are a proud small business that was established in 1983 with one product. Our team now consists of under 30 employees who work together with the goal of growth and success. We take pride in supporting our community and similar businesses.
With Black Friday and Cyber Monday quickly approaching it is easy to forget to shop small. For each $1 spent at small businesses in the U.S. $0.67 on average remains in that local economy. Therefore, when you support companies like ours, you are helping grow the economy.
Another reason to shop small is to purchase unique gifts. 37% of shoppers want to purchase from small businesses because their experience is more personalized. Finding rare or original products can be a challenging task during the holiday season, but it is a perfect opportunity to learn more about a small biz and what they offer.
98.1% of American businesses have less than 100 employees. Which means when you shop small you are helping them grow and succeed. Although the holiday season may be a busy time, we encourage you to shop at small businesses this year and support them in the years to come.
Happy Holiday Season from the team at Ocean Sales!