(WXYZ) — Small Business Saturday is on Nov. 30, and it's a time for you to keep your business local and shop small just one day after Black Friday.
The day was started in 2010 by American Express to encourage people to bring more holiday shopping to businesses in their community, therefore keeping the money in their community.
In nine years, the day has grown across the country, with businesses across metro Detroit offering deals for Small Business Saturday
American Express said that since 2010, estimated sales are $103 billion.
Here are some events in metro Detroit
Small Business Saturday Market at Detroit Sip
Live6 is pleased to announce its fall Small Business Saturday Market. Enjoy entertainment and eating delicious baked goods while visiting a variety of vendor booths from local business owners. This indoor market will give you head-start to your holiday shopping.
Small Business Saturday in downtown Rochester
Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses across the country. Founded by American Express in 2010, this day is celebrated every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This year, Small Business Saturday is on November 30th. We encourage everyone to shop small in Downtown Rochester! Dozens of businesses are participating.
Small Business Saturday at City Bird and Nest
Visit City Bird and Nest on Small Business Saturday! When you #ShopSmall, you make a big impact on us and our whole community. We'll have extended hours at both shops from 10am-8pm. Be one of the first 25 customers of the day at either store to win a $10 gift certificate to use on a future visit! Get a free pint glass and ornament with any purchase of $100 or more at City Bird (a $20 value)! Come take a #selfie with our classic Detroit Architecture Carnival Cut-Out hand-painted by local artist Gabby Buckay. Shop our great selection of holiday gifts, ornaments and cards, and enter to win a $250 Gift Basket of City Bird goods and a $250 Gift Basket of Nest goods! No purchase necessary - simply enter our drawing to be eligible to win. (Winner announced the first week of December and prize must be picked up in person.)
Small Business Saturday Fair at Detroit Writing Room
The Detroit Writing Room is an entrepreneurial small business that loves to support and celebrate other local small businesses — especially on Small Business Saturday! Join us at The Detroit Writing Room for our inaugural Small Business Saturday Fair on Saturday, Nov. 30 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Local entrepreneurs and small businesses will be selling accessories, apparel, art, decor, home goods, food, vintage bags and more!
Small Business Saturday in downtown Ferndale
Mark your calendars for #SmallBusinessSaturday, the weekend after Thanksgiving! Look no further for your holiday finds than Downtown Ferndale and the awesome Livernois, Hilton, and Iron Ridge business districts. #ShopSmall #ThinkSmall #SupportSmallBusinesses. Shop small all day, and come visit the #downtownferndale Welcome Station from 11a-2p at Rust Belt Market for free swag and a $5 bill from Level One Bank to get your shopping off to the right start.
Small Business Saturday in Hamtramck
Looking for gifts for family and friends for the holiday season? Hoping to avoid Black Friday crowds and support local brick-and-mortar stores in your community? Just want to enjoy a pleasant day of shopping? Join us for Small Business Saturday on November 30 and help support local Hamtramck businesses!