One of the reasons I began Life in the LBK is because I have a huge love for all things local. Anytime we go somewhere, whether it’s a completely brand-new city, or a quick trip to visit my sister in Amarillo, I want to get the “local” experience: restaurants you can’t get anywhere else, shops that I won’t see ever again, fun attractions unique to that particular city.
I also have a big time love for small business, for the passion, creativity, and ingenuity it takes to start a business completely from scratch, build it up, and make it grow.
Which is why I am pretty stoked to share with you “Small Business Saturday.”
I don’t know about you, but Black Friday gives me nightmares: terrifying dreams of waking up way too early, standing outside in the bitter cold, and getting pushed around by crowds of people who all wanted the exact same deal my mom wanted (which is the reason I was up so early on that Friday to begin with…). It wasn’t a pretty picture.
But, this? Small Business Saturday? I can totally get into this. The whole idea behind Small Business Saturday is to…well, support small businesses, on one of the year’s busiest shopping weekends. Rather than giving all of your hard-earned money to some franchise, why not thinking about using at least some of it to support businesses right here in the good ol’ LBK? And while you’re out and about, why not visit one of our amazing local restaurants or coffeeshops?
My thought is this: if I think Lubbock is so great, why wouldn’t I choose to be intentional about supporting it? When we choose to shop at local businesses, more of the money we spend stays here in Lubbock, rather than being sent to corporations and franchises far away.
Want to learn more? Check out the Small Business Saturday’s homepage, and start making your plans to support some of the awesome local businesses, right here in the good ol’ LBK!
Note: Small Business Saturday is created and sponsored by American Express. I am not supporting the use of credit cards for your Small Business shopping–just the promotion of choosing to shop local. Regardless of how you choose to pay, I hope you’ll definitely choose to buy local!