Canada’s Small Business Saturday – October 20th
On October 20th, 2012 Canadians celebrated Small Business Saturday. An initiative of the CFIB and our partner Interac®, Small Business Saturday encouraged consumers to shop at local, independent businesses and help entrepreneurs promote their businesses online. Many thanks to all the independent businesses and consumers who made the day such a success.
In 2013 Canadian small and medium independent businesses have, for the first time, come together to speak directly to consumers through an online directory and deal finder made exclusively for them. Shop Small Biz is a made-in-Canada business directory that connects small businesses with thousands of potential customers.
The directory is absolutely free to use for consumers as well as businesses. Business owners wanting to set up a listing are required to register, then can add their business details, as well as photos, links, even special deals. Consumers looking for deals in their area can search keywords or browse by type of business. The directory has a mapping function and is mobile-friendly.
If we all shop small, it can make a big difference!