Once again, Happy Small Business Saturday, a day I've been observing since 2011, the first year of this blog! As I wrote earlier today in Shop Small as Seth Meyers, the Small Business Adminstration, and Yahoo! Finance all celebrate the 10th Small Business Saturday, "I'm not done with Small Business Saturday. Stay tuned for an entry about local businesses here in Metro Detroit." WDIV provides an excellent overview of the National Day in Small Business Saturday: Where to shop local around Metro Detroit.
Small Business Saturday was an idea created by the credit card giant American Express in 2010. The campaign was launched in order to help small businesses gain additional exposure and to change the way consumers shop within their own community during the holiday season.That's the big picture here in southeast Michigan. For a series of close-ups, follow over the jump as WXYZ invites local businesses into their studio and also goes on location.