Get out your calendars and make sure to mark Saturday, November 25th! Why, you may ask? It is Small Business Saturday and your Fred Astaire Dance Studio of St. Petersburg North will be open for business! In case you didn’t know, we are now open every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. so you can get in a great lesson (and count that as a work out) on the weekends!
Why shop small? According to Civic Economics, “on average, 48% of each purchase at local independent businesses is recirculated locally, compared to less than 14% of purchases at chain stores.” Therefore, even though small businesses may not generate as much money as big corporations, they play a vital role in maintaining a healthy local economy.
In fact, research shows that 91% percent of small-business owners contributed to their community in the last year through volunteering, in-kind contributions, and direct cash donations, and that’s without counting the contributions these businesses make via paying local taxes. By supporting your local business, you are giving back to the community; join the Chamber in participating in Small Business Saturday on November 25, 2017.