Small Business Saturday In Charlotte: November 26. Why Shop Local.

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty 179530

IT'S SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY: NOVEMBER 26TH

 

"In a world where you can shop anywhere, shop local."

... robynliechti.com

 

Small Business Saturday is a perfect day to shop and buy local in Charlotte! Sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday,  Small Business Saturday encourages consumers to shop at their local neighborhood stores all across the nation.  In 2021, American Express reported that Small Business Saturday reached an all-time high with an estimated $23.3 billion spent in the USA. In the years since 2010, when Small Business Saturday was first introduced by American Express during the Great Recession, American Express reported that approximately $120 billion has been spent in local businesses.

 

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Top Reasons To Shop & Buy Local

Besides the fact the every time you spend $100 at a locally owned business, $68 remains in the community, while only $1 remains in the community when buying from a mega on-line retailer and only $43 remain if buying from a national chain, there are other excellent reasons to shop and buy local in Charlotte:

  1. You help create and keep local jobs. Small businesses have generated 12.9 million net new jobs over the past 25 years, accounting for two out of every three jobs added to the economy. Shopping local helps keep this going.

  2. You help the environment in the form of less fuel and for transporting and packaging goods... so much kinder to the planet.

  3. You help our community's tax base as local sales taxes get reinvested in the community.

  4. You help our community's well being. Did you know that local businesses donate to community causes at more than twice the rate of large chains? One study showed local businesses contribute 250% more!

 

"When you buy from a small business, an actual person does a little happy dance."

... picks&giggles.com

 

SHOPPING LOCAL IN CHARLOTTE 

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"Support Small-mart, not Wal-mart."

... picks&giggles.com

 

This reminder about Small Business Saturday and the importance of shopping local is provided by Nina Hollander and Carolinas Realty Partners with Coldwell Banker Realty, Greater Charlotte  area residential real estate experts, opening doors for Greater Charlotte buyers and sellers for 22+ years.

 

If you're considering purchasing or selling a home in the Charlotte metro area, I'd love an opportunity to earn your business, exceed your expectations, and to show you why experience matters and how:

 "The Right Broker Makes All The Difference."

 

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 Nina Hollander, RE/MAX Broker, Realtor

 

 

 

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Comments (24)

Eric Bouler
Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La. - New Orleans, LA
Listening to your Needs

Happy Tuesday. Your blog feels very good today. Have a great week.

Nov 22, 2022 06:17 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I would always prefer to support a small business than a big corporation.  The big corporations are quite evil, haha.

Nov 22, 2022 06:35 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Nina, it is nice to spend money at these small shops and support these owners!  

Nov 22, 2022 06:45 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Nina, I like shopping locally because you never know what hidden treasure you will find and it's helping those who don't have the advertising funds who can't compete with the big corporation stores..

Nov 22, 2022 08:14 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is a good reminder for all of us to support the small businesses in our communities.

Nov 22, 2022 08:18 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Good reminder to support the smaller businesses to keep them in business. So often it's these shops where you can find that special item

Nov 22, 2022 08:49 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Nina these are challenging times for especially small businesses, and they need our help to keep their doors open.

Nov 22, 2022 09:12 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Eric Bouler thanks, Eric, for the nice comment. Wishing you the nicest of days!

Nov 22, 2022 09:32 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Brian England hi Brian... having worked for several Fortune 500 companies in executive management I would not say they are evil. Saying that says people like me are evil. They just have different objectives than small local businesses. And I believe there's room in our lives for both.

Nov 22, 2022 09:33 AM
Brian England

Even within big corporations there are good people but it definitely seems like in the end big corporations do a lot of damage to the world around them.

Nov 22, 2022 09:47 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Joan Cox hi Joan... it's the smaller local businesses that are the true engine of our economy and we should not forget that.

Nov 22, 2022 09:34 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 hi Sheila... exactly! If you're shopping at the big retail establishments it's pretty much the same old, same old... hard to differentiate. But in the small local businesses there's always a treasure or two you won't find at the mall.

Nov 22, 2022 09:35 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Thank you, Roy. Southend neighborhood in Charlotte does shop local Saturdays throughout the holiday season and during other seasons as well.

Nov 22, 2022 09:36 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Ed Silva I totally agree, Ed. When I'm in a local shop or boutique I'll always see things that I'd never find in a store in a large mall.

Nov 22, 2022 09:36 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

George Souto absolutely, George... especially right now with people tightening their belts as a result of our crazy inflation.

Nov 22, 2022 09:37 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Nina and thanks for sharing this great information with us here here in the Rain.  Make it a great turkey day!

Nov 22, 2022 12:23 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Will Hamm hi Will... thanks for popping by... wishing you a great turkey day, as well.

Nov 22, 2022 12:33 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Will be partaking in Small Business Saturday this weekend! 

Nov 22, 2022 01:40 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Nina- What a good shout out for Small Business Saturday!!!  While all of us endured during the shut down, our small businesses were terribly impacted. Big box stores got to stay open but restaurants and independent retailers were hurt. While I'm all for some of the big box stores we need to support the Small local businesses. 

Nov 22, 2022 06:20 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Lise Howe good morning, Lise... I'm thinking about it... just don't really need anything... so have to look for an excuse to buy something.

Nov 23, 2022 03:44 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Kathy Streib good morning, Kathy... I saw so many small businesses and restaurants close down permanently after the pandemic. Very sad and we need to do what we can to keep them in business throughout the year.

Nov 23, 2022 03:45 AM