While the most popular shopping day of the year may be Black Friday, the most important one for most local businesses is Small Business Saturday. The shopping event encourages holiday shoppers to support local businesses in your own community. Although Bella & Ro Boutique has not yet opened its doors, I encourage you to support small business owners in downtown Decatur and the surrounding areas.
Supporting your local retailers enhances our identity as a City Limitless and keeps more money in our community. When you shop local, a larger portion of your tax dollars stay right here in Decatur. That's more money for roads, schools, parks and infrastructure. You also help entrepreneurs to grow their business allowing them to hire more people - keeping jobs available for your neighbors closer to the hometown they love.
I have many favorite restaurants and businesses in downtown Decatur including Giggles, Del's Popcorn Shop and Coney McKane's, but I encourage you to seek out and build relationships with local retailers that you love. Not sure where to shop? Check out Shop Merchant Street or the Greater Decatur Chamber of Commerce websites.
Thanks for following the progress of my boutique. I look forward to being open for Small Business Saturday next year. Enjoy your holiday gift shopping!