Small Business Saturday in Midland: Supporting the small business community
18 Nov 2022
It’s no secret that Midland, Texas is swimming in locally owned businesses. As more and more pop up around our city, shopping small has never been easier. There is something special about shopping at a local store where the owners greet you by name, swap stories with you, and ask about the kids. You can’t find that experience everywhere, but you can find it here. Small Business Saturday is an opportunity to recognize these local small businesses for their positive contribution to our lives not only during the holidays but all year long.
Why We Support Local Businesses on Small Business Saturday
Midlanders are great about getting out and supporting local and small businesses. Small Business Saturday is a reminder to do so, especially as the holidays are right around the corner. The day is a fun reason to visit local shops and retailers to see what they offer while supporting our local economy. According to the National Federation of Independent Businesses, small businesses support on Small Business Saturday helps them start the holiday season strong. This is critical since the majority of small retailers report generating the most sales during the holiday season. Nationally, the campaign is working. For instance, from 2010 to 2018, $103 billion in sales has been generated for small businesses on Small Business Saturday.
Support of small retailers during the holiday season can make or break their year. Simultaneously, supporting local businesses has a ripple effect. According to the Small Business Economic Impact Study, small businesses keep most of their revenue within the community. In addition, every dollar spent at a small business supports another 50 cents in local business activity. As an added incentive, every ten jobs created at a local business, support an additional seven jobs within the community. These are compelling reasons to direct holiday spending into the small businesses that add vibrancy and character to our community.
Join Us in Supporting Local Businesses this month (and throughout the year!)
Small businesses add character to our communities and are an incredible local resource. They create jobs, strengthen the economy and create unique experiences and memories for our families.
Small Business Saturday takes place this year on November 26th. A number of Midland’s shops will have their doors open for you to get a start on your holiday shopping as well as support them.
In Midland, Perch will be organizing their Small Business Saturday Shop Hop yet again this year. Attendees will have the opportunity to ‘hop’ around a selection of local shops with giveaways and special experiences at each stop. More information can be found here.
Small business resources in Midland, Texas
With as many small and local businesses as there are here in Midland, recommendations are not only needed but very much appreciated! Check out these resources that are available for finding your new favorite spot.
The Midland Chamber of Commerce: Founded in 1924, the Midland Chamber of Commerce is a membership-based organization that works to enhance the robust business climate of Midland, Texas. The Chamber's mission is to promote and foster business growth and success for its members and the Midland community.
The Scout Guide West Texas: The Scout Guide West Texas highlights local businesses in the West Texas area and introduces them to the community through the Scout Guide and a number of supporting events.
The Best of Midland was created with a focus on small, local businesses and has been designed to help people find only the best locally-owned companies from around Midland. This centralized location gives people a chance to post reviews about their experiences working or shopping alongside others who live nearby so everyone gets an equal chance online. The site has a large list of local events, with all sorts of different things happening in Midland that are sure to interest anyone, like music, sports, happy hours, cultural & community events, and more.
Midland AF provides a number of resources for Midlanders from new, local spots, to all of the weekend’s happenings around town.
Small Midland highlights Midland’s locally owned businesses both large and small. Whether you’re looking for something to do this weekend or a new local spot to support, there are endless options featured on this account.
The Midland Development Corporation is at the forefront of economic development activities in our area. Our staff is here to assist you, your business, and your family. We are a resource that can help you to identify opportunities, find a new home for your business, and locate available financial incentives. Our team also connects families who are interested in relocating with information about living and working in Midland.
Contact us to explore the many opportunities Midland can offer you!