Shop Local This Small Business Saturday
Shop Small this Saturday!
Held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Small Business Saturday is a holiday shopping tradition and nationwide movement with the goal of supporting the small businesses that make our community strong. In 2016, 112 million shoppers showed up to help small business owners generate an estimated $15.4 billion on Small Business Saturday!
In California, there are 3.8 million small businesses, which constitutes 99.8% of all California businesses. Based on 2014 data from the Office of Advocacy’s Small Business Profiles, an astounding 49.2% of all California employees work for a small business. So it is no surprise that small businesses are pivotal to the economic prosperity of any community.
On November 25, consider taking your spending needs to a few of the many small businesses in San Leandro, whether it be a furniture store, bakery, bicycle shop, auto repair shop, cafe or restaurant. San Leandro is also home to a great many home-based retail and small scale food businesses. Below is a sampling of some of these businesses:
Adult Jam – gourmet fruit preserves – shop online or at Estudillo Produce & Deli
As Kneaded Bakery – artisan bread – get it at Estudillo Produce & Deli, or get it delivered by Good Eggs
Candle Allure – hand-made, all-natural candles & bath products
Creations With Nicole – custom gifts, home decor, & party decor
Fig Tree & Co. – quilting patterns, kits, and guides in a ‘vintage fresh’ style
Funkie Baby – handmade baby bibs and hats
Great Dane’s Cookie Company – gourmet cookies and scones, subscription available
Joom – modern home decor and prints
Lifestyle Kits – meal delivery for specialty diets: vegan, gluten-free, paleo, or ketogenic
Pick And Roll Printing – custom printed shirts, hoodies, & accessories
T.O.Y. Soaps – handmade soaps, contributing 10% of proceeds to local charities
Touch of Silk – vintage silk scarves
Yvonne’s Pearls – handmade freshwater pearl jewelry
If you would like to do more, you can join the many people who volunteer to be Neighborhood Champions and engage their communities with events and activities on Small Business Saturday. In 2013, more than 1,450 individuals volunteered, and by 2016, that number had grown to more than 6,700 Neighborhood Champions.
Small Business owners can also click here for some helpful tips on how to promote their business for Small Business Saturday.