If you’re on social media, you’ve likely seen some of the posts about how shopping at a small business supports your community, but as we all know – you can’t always trust the internet! Small Business Saturday is Saturday, November 28th.   We took a look at some of the reasons why shopping small is actually a really important way to make an impact on your community.

Shopping small is made easy with the Xspero app! Download the Xspero app and when you purchase a digital gift card to one of our 100+ small businesses, you support your community! Not just by shopping small but also by giving 20% to your favorite local charity!

AS the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our daily lives, community support of small business is more important than ever before. Not only does our support of locally-owned businesses support the owners and their employees, but these businesses are in fact, leaders in helping others in the community. According to a 2020 MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Coronavirus Impact Poll, which surveyed 500 small business owners and operators in the U.S., two-thirds of small businesses have helped out those in need in recent months.

What can you do to avoid losing not only the economic benefits of small businesses but also the personality that locally owned businesses bring to our downtowns? It’s simple – make it a priority to shop small! Small Business Saturday is the perfect time to start!

Small businesses keep money in the community. According to Score, for every dollar spent at a small business, 67 cents stays in the local community, and most of it goes to the small business owner and the wages and benefits of their employees. Not only that, but small businesses reinvest 23 cents of every dollar into other local businesses. It is more important than ever to support your community business owners.

With Xspero you can make your community impact reach further as 20% of your Xspero Gift Card purchase will go to the local charity of your choice! Check out the list of incredible small businesses featured on the Xspero app – there are restaurants, hardware stores, local salons, auto repair shops and so much more.

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And with Xspero’s new Xtreme Deals – your dollar stretches even further! When you buy one Xspero Digital Gift Card at an Xspero Xtreme Deal selected merchants, you get one FREE! Check the Xspero app for selected merchants or visit www.Xspero.com/Xtreme-deals.