Keep your money close, so your community can go further

Fun fact: small businesses contribute to local economies by bringing growth and innovation to the community in which the business is established. Also, small businesses add to a city’s identity and overall charm. All the more reason to celebrate Small Business Saturday, a holiday completely dedicated to the entrepreneurial spirit and the economic importance of small business!

In Topeka, the shop small season officially begins November 20 at 10:30 a.m. in front of Prairie Glass Studio. Eugene Williams, chair of the Small Business Council and executive director of KTWU, will read a proclamation on behalf of Mayor De La Isla declaring November 24 Small Business Saturday. 

Be on the look out for the Small Business Saturday Directory! This great resource spotlights  participating businesses and lists each one’s special discounts and holiday offers. During the week of Small Business Saturday, the directory will be listed in the Topeka Capital-Journal and will be distributed throughout the community!

Buy local, or it’s bye-bye local

Remember, our small businesses are counting on us. If we want more local jobs, community involvement, innovation and competition, and a unique identity that’s all our own, we need to commit to buying local. 

While it’s never a bad time to shop local, there’s nothing like giving back during the holidays. The Saturday after Thanksgiving, be sure to give thanks and shop small!