Mark your calendars! This year, Small Business Saturday is on November 27.
Every year, Small Business Saturday encourages people to shop small during the post-Thanksgiving weekend and support local businesses. The weekend of Small Business Saturday marks the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season, and we hope you keep local businesses in mind as you buy gifts. Our local shops, eateries, and businesses give Watauga a unique character that makes our city a great place to live. Here are 5 ways to support small:
1. Shop Small for the Holidays
If you #ShopSmall, you are sure to find unique, personal gifts your loved ones will treasure. By shopping at smaller, local businesses, you can get personalized gifts tailored to your needs. Your loved ones will truly appreciate your thoughtful gifts that are something you can’t find at chain store shelves.
Here are a few extraordinary small Watauga businesses:
Found It Electronics: 6101 Watauga Rd, Suite G
The largest retro video game store in DFW.
Kims Kloset: 8420 Denton Hwy, Suite 104
Embroidery, Monogramming, and Team Sport Apparel.
This N’ That Resale: 6539 Watauga Rd
Resale shop with furniture, glassware, clothing, and more of the odd and unusual.
Your Girlfriend’s Closet: 6245 Rufe Snow Dr, Suite 300
Woman's affordable clothing boutique with sizes small through 3XL.
2. Eat Local
Buying and eating local food has a domino effect that benefits our community and helps small business thrive. Get your groceries at our local farmers market or expand your horizons by trying one of the unique restaurants in Watauga.
Check out these local businesses with exceptional eats:
Itoko Sushi & Ramen: 6245 Rufe Snow Dr, Suite 250
Mouth-watering Japanese cuisine.
Mighty Chick: 8247 Rufe Snow Dr, Suite 500
Rustic but modern comfort food with a twist on Asian flavors.
Texas Star Grill: 6101 Rufe Snow Dr.
Greek-influenced counter-serve specializing in flame-broiled hamburgers plus gyros & sandwiches.
Vy’s Pho: 8004 Denton Hwy, Suite 116
Vietnamese mainstays such as banh mi sandwiches, pho and noodle entrees.
Planning to do some home cooking? Shop locally to procure some top-notch ingredients:
Prolific Butcher Shop: 6751 Rufe Snow Dr, Suite 750
A quality selection of grass fed beef, vegetarian fed beef, wagyu beef, free range chicken, all natural pork, seafood, and more.
Rufe Snow Farmers Market: 6871 Rufe Snow Dr.
Hand-picked produce that comes in daily, direct from the grower for optimum quality and freshness.
3. Get Gift Cards
Buying gift cards from your favorite shops and restaurants is a great way support small businesses! Although you might not use the gift cards right away, it helps boost revenue for the business. Gift cards are also a perfect present for your loved ones, and you can share the joy of a local small business.
4. Post a Review
Post online reviews for your favorite local businesses highlighting what you love about the business to make a difference. Writing reviews gives businesses higher visibility online and attracts new customers.
5. Make a Swap
Black Friday and Cyber Monday can be enticing with all the big deals only come around once a year, but every dollar you spend at a giant chain store is a dollar that could be spent at a small business that directly feeds our local economy. Consider skipping Black Friday and Cyber Monday this year and opting for Small Business Saturday instead. By shopping small, you can rest assured knowing you spent your money where it matters most.
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