Shop Local at these Unique Western Kansas Shops and Eateries this Small Business Saturday

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20 Nov 2023


We are celebrating all of the small businesses in Western Kansas this November 25th for Small Business Saturday. Small businesses not only offer exciting products and services, but they also add charm to communities everywhere and assist in driving local economies. How will you be observing Small Business Saturday this year?

Why Small Businesses are Important Economic Drivers

Small Business Saturday takes place annually on the Saturday after Thanksgiving when people are saying their “thank yous” and in the giving spirit. American Express founded Small Business Saturday in 2010 to encourage consumers to shop small during the holiday season. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has cosponsored the celebration since 2011 which has grown into a movement supporting small businesses. 

In November of last year, American Express reported the results of its 2022 Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey. The study found that Small Business Saturday drove approximately $17.9 billion in sales in 2022 and that $0.68 of every dollar spent at a U.S. small business stays within the local area. Not only do small businesses strengthen local economies, but they also generated 63 percent of new jobs from 1995 to 2021.

Support Small Businesses in Western Kansas 

This year, Small Business Saturday falls on November 25th, and we hope that residents of Western Kansas consider showing their support and shopping local! This meaningful day can act as an excuse to treat yourself at some of your favorite local mom-and-pop shops, independent retailers, restaurants, cafes, and service providers while giving back at the same time.

We also recommend that Western Kansas-based small businesses look into these resources provided by American Express and tips from Shopify as a marketing guide for Small Business Saturday.

We deeply appreciate all of the wonderful small businesses in Western Kansas. What better way to show our thanks than recommending some of them to our community members:

Of course, there are so many other small businesses in the region that also deserve recognition. Our team at WKREDA cannot say thank you enough to all of these small businesses. Their commitment to bringing our communities joy is inspiring. We invite Western Kansas community members to join us in shopping local!

WKREDA can help your small business. Entrepreneurs launching a business in Western Kansas are welcome to contact us at (800) 982-3501 or for information and resources. Our team is dedicated to helping your business thrive, and in turn, growing the local economies across Western Kansas!