120 S. Main Street Franklin, VA 23851
Phone: 757-562-6900 - Fax: 757-562-5666
Dear Downtown Franklin Businesses,
Small Business Saturday is quickly approaching and the DFA wants to ensure that you are ready for this great event on November 29th. Stuck in between Black Friday and CyberMonday – Small Business Saturday is an important time for our local businesses to be open and prepared to make the Franklin Southampton area Shop Small on Small BusinessSaturday event a success.
In hopes of making this year’s Small Business Saturday a success in Downtown Franklin we are suggesting that all Downtown retail shops, restaurants, etc. have special Small Business Saturday hours (i.e. open from 9am-7pm on Small Business Saturday only). We would also suggest that shops and restaurants offer special promotions on Small Business Saturdayand promote them ahead of time (i.e. 25% off Holiday Items or ½ price appetizers on Small Business Saturday). Lastly, we suggest you contact the Franklin Southampton Economic Development office at 757-562-1958 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for free Shop Small goodies including welcome mats, reusable tote bags, stickers, pens, pet bandanas, pins, and more! These items will be given out on a first come first serve bases so sign up today to receive your free Shop Small goodies to be given out on Small BusinessSaturday.
In case you don’t know the history of Small Business Saturday…In 2010, American Express founded Small Business Saturday to help businesses with their most pressing need — getting more customers. The day encourages people to shop at small businesses on theSaturday after Thanksgiving. The single day has grown into a powerful movement, and more people are taking part than ever before. This year, the big day is November 29th. For more information visit: https://www.americanexpress.com/us/small-business/shop-small/
We hope that you will join our community partnership with the Franklin Southampton Area Chamber and Economic Development office to make this year’s Small Business Saturday a success!
P.S. Please download and print the attached flyers to promote Small Business Saturday for your business!