What Difference Does Shopping Local Make to the SBC Economy?
November 25th was Small Business Saturday (SBS) , and this year the numbers for the day were down slightly. According a CNBC report, 108 million shoppers spent $12.9 billion which was down from last year's 112 million shoppers and $15 billion dollars in revenue.
Numerous studies have shown the positive impacts that shopping local has on a community's economy. For example, a study conducted in New Orleans found that only 16 percent of the money spent at a big box store stays in the local economy. In contrast, local New Orleans retailers returned more than 32 percent of their revenue to the local economy. Other studies show that local businesses return approximately 50 percent of their revenue to the local economy, compared to just 15 percent for the national chain retailers.
With this in mind, Townsquare Media Shreveport/Bossier City has created the 12 Days of Shopping Local campaign. Download the 12 Days shopping card and get great savings from our participating local businesses and while you're there sign up to win a $2500 shopping spree.
Each day of the campaign we'll highlight one of our participating merchants by broadcasting live from their location. During the broadcast we'll offer a prize from the business.
- Catherine Vanderloos, MD. Noon-1pm Thursday, November 30th. Prize: $350 Pelleve Wrinkle Reduction Treatment
- Painting With A Twist. 2:30-3:30pm Friday, December 1st. Prize: 1 free session.
- Batteries Plus Bulbs on Youree. 5-6pm Monday, December 4th. Prize: Free device repair, $100 value.
- LA Coin. 11:30pm-12:30pm Tuesday, December 5th. Prize: $25 gift card.
- Paciugo Gelato Cafe. Wednesday, December 6th. Prize: Geaux Pack of Gelato. $23.99 value with 4 flavors, 15 servings.
- Sloan's Boutique. 5-6pm Thursday, December 7th. Prize: $250 gift card.
- My Spa My Way. Noon-1pm Friday, December 8th. Prize: Deep cleaning facial, Swedish massage, mani-pedi, champagne & straw.
- Tubbs Hardware. Noon-1pm Thursday, December 14th. Prize: $100 gift card.
- Shreveport Sewing Center. 11:30am-12:30pm Friday, December 15th. Prize: $200 gift card.
- Retro 521. Time and date TBD. Prize: Free coffee and picture with Santa.
Support your hometown merchants. Shop local!