For the last 10 years, Christmas has arrived early for small business owners around the country. Do you know why? If your answer is Black Friday, unfortunately, you're incorrect. However, we'll give you another shot. If your final answer is Small Business Saturday, you are correct!
Small Business Saturday (SBS) is celebrated across the U.S. by millions of consumers wanting to support their local businesses during the holiday shopping season. SBS takes place on the following Saturday after Thanksgiving. In fact, American Express reported consumers have spent an estimated total of more than $120 billion at small businesses on Small Business Saturday over the past 10 years.
However, this year looks quite different while living through a global pandemic. Many small businesses have suffered financial losses during this difficult time. Others were forced to temporarily shut down for multiple months. Ultimately, everyone has been affected by the pandemic, especially small businesses. That's why it's extremely important to support the small business community.
The secret sauce of each small business is the people behind the business. Each person is uniquely talented and gifted, working together for a bigger cause and purpose. Once you couple that with loyal supporters of small businesses, you have a recipe for success and a community to sustain it.
Our company, Live At Your Own Pace, is a proud small business of 20 years. Our "Live At Your Own Pace" motto speaks to individuals worldwide, from children to adults. We truly want people to embrace their pace in life to reach peace and fulfillment. It's important to mention how community plays a crucial role in personal and professional growth.
The business community at Downtown Container Park, where our flagship store is located, has been tremendous to us and the city of Las Vegas. Between the business owners, locals and visitors, we feel the love and support daily. Since 2016, this magical place has been our "home." It's a huge piece of our cultural fabric and identity = our #LAYOPFAM. We cannot thank everyone enough for being so kind, genuine and generous. Your continued support helps us build a stronger, bigger and better COMMUNITY.
Stay safe and healthy.
Shop small this weekend.
Keep living at your own pace.