Small Business Saturday more critical to DC businesses amid COVID-19 pandemic

Small Business Saturday - Salem Chamber of Commerce, MA

This Saturday, Nov. 28, is Small Business Saturday, a national initiative to shop local and break away from large box stores.

Originally created by American Express in response to the 2010 recession, Small Business Saturday is held the Saturday after Thanksgiving to encourage people to “shop small” and bring more holiday shopping to small businesses.

With COVID-19 restrictions and fears limiting sales for many small business, this year’s Small Business Saturday is especially important to the bottom line of the tens of thousands of small businesses in the District.

Here are some great online resources to aide your local participation in Small Business Saturday:

Citywide resources:

Neighborhood resources:

Troy Petenbrink

Troy, also known as The Gay Traveler, is a well known travel and food writer. His has been a regular contributor to a variety of outlets including National Geographic, Travel Channel, DCRefined, CBS Local, and Metro Weekly. He also appears on local Washington news outlets as a travel expert.

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