NASHVILLE – NFIB State Director Jim Brown says it’s especially important this season to shop local and shop small on Small Business Saturday, if not in person then online or over the phone. Small Business Saturday is the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
“The pandemic has really taken a toll on Tennessee’s small businesses,” Brown said. “Sales are down. Small businesses have had to change how they do things in order to keep their customers and employees safe. Some small businesses have closed for good.
“That’s why we need to make a point of shopping local and shopping small, not just on Small Business Saturday but throughout the holiday season,” Brown said. “It might not be possible for everyone to shop local businesses in person, but we can still support them by shopping online or ordering over the phone or buying gift certificates that we can redeem once the pandemic is behind us.
“Tennessee’s economy is built on its small businesses,” Brown said. “We can’t afford to lose them.”
The National Federation of Independent Business is the nation’s leading small business advocacy organization. To learn more about NFIB in Tennessee, visit www.NFIB.com/TN and follow @NFIB_TN on Twitter.
For more than 75 years, NFIB has been advocating on behalf of America’s small and independent business owners, both in Washington, D.C., and in all 50 state capitals. NFIB is nonprofit, nonpartisan, and member driven. Since our founding in 1943, NFIB has been exclusively dedicated to small and independent businesses and remains so today. For more information, please visit www.NFIB.com.