It’s a day to celebrate the nation’s nearly 32 million independent businesses, which help tie communities together while giving back to them.
Whether your organization has a single location or multiple locations, offering local gift cards lets employees, customers and partners shop locally and support their community.
85,000+ local gift card options are available through the Square gift card Marketplace. Curate a dazzling selection of “Shop Local” choices for your audience in support of Small Business Saturday.
Small Business Saturday and National Small Business Week helped jump-start a trend of shopping locally.
Shopping locally creates opportunities for local businesses to give back to the community through local community giving.
Investing in your area is an easy way to pay it forward to people in your community.
The reasons for running a business have not changed much over time. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, the reasons for starting a small business given recently have not changed much since 2014.
Self-employment is more driven by opportunity than necessity
Women have unique business owner motivations
Owners sought both autonomy and better income
In 2014, the small business share of GDP came in at 43.5 percent
Nominal small business GDP measured $5.9 trillion
Small Businesses Use Payroll More Efficiently
GDP per payroll dollar was consistently greater for small businesses than for large businesses.
If you have a favorite merchant you want to include in your "shop local" program, it's easy for any seller to offer and redeem gift cards via Square with no special equipment or monthly fees. Support:
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