How to Use Facebook Ads for Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday is on November 28 this year! Created by American Express, it’s a great opportunity to drive more customers to your local business (either in-person or online!). With the date just around the corner, you should take advantage of all the tools available to your small business, especially on Facebook. Here are some ways to use Facebook ads for Small Business Saturday: Target the Ideal Audience With Facebook advertising, you’re able to get really granular on the audience

Last-Minute Tips for Small Business Saturday

With November racing to a close and the official launch of the holiday shopping season just a few days away, that only means one thing: It’s time for Small Business Saturday! At ReachLocal, we love local businesses, so Small Business Saturday is something we look forward to every year. There’s nothing better than getting out, discovering new businesses, and supporting your local community. So, with Small Business Saturday coming up this week on November 24 and your plan (likely) in

Non-Retail Businesses: 5 Ways to Get Involved in Small Business Saturday [Infographic]

Small Business Saturday isn’t just for retailers and restaurants! American Express’s Shop Small® initiative is meant to support local businesses across the United States, no matter the business type. So, if you’re a non-retail business and you’re unsure how you can participate in Small Business Saturday, we’ve created this infographic with five great ideas for getting involved this season. Want more Small Business Saturday resources? Check out these blog posts: How to Use Facebook Ads for Small Business Saturday Free

63% Say Supporting Local Businesses is Key for In-Person Buying: Small Business Saturday Insight Poll Tips

In a ReachLocal survey of over 250 consumers, 63% said supporting a local store or community was a key factor in why they choose to purchase or shop at a physical store. This insight underscores just how important it can be to elevate the message of your local ties and community involvement in how you market your business and engage with consumers. Being a local business is a key differentiator that can help you snag more sales. So, how can

The Power of Small Business Saturday: 5 Stats

Small Business Saturday is officially less than a month away! As you prepare to either host a Small Business Saturday event or Shop Small® in your community on November 25, consider these stats that illustrate the power of Small Business Saturday in supporting local businesses. In 2016, according to American Express: 112 million consumers shopped and dined to support Small Business Saturday Over 6,700 small businesses signed up as Neighborhood Champions There were 135 million social media engagements around Small

How Do I Sign Up for Small Business Saturday?

Small Business Saturday, American Express’s program to support local businesses around the holiday season, is November 25 this year. With a little more than a month until the biggest shop small initiative, it’s time to start thinking about how your local business will get involved. So, you may be wondering, “How do I sign up for Small Business Saturday?” Well, the short answer is you don’t have to sign up for anything to participate! Getting involved with Small Business Saturday

6 Ways to Cozy Up to New Customers After Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday is the perfect time to harvest a new crop of customers. Your in-store event or special offers pulled them in, but now what? Here are six tips to keep the momentum going with your Small Business Saturday customers so they keep buying from you all year. 1. Create a Special Offer for Repeat Visits Once a customer does business with you on or around Small Business Saturday, give them a special offer that encourages them to come

3 Ways to Use Geofencing to Drive Small Business Saturday Sales

Small Business Saturday is a great initiative that encourages shoppers to support local businesses as they make their holiday purchases. One marketing strategy that is extremely useful around Small Business Saturday is geofencing. Geofencing gives you the ability to target mobile shoppers as they’re near your (or your competitor’s) business – making it ideal for reaching on-the-go shoppers. Here are three ways you can use geofencing to drive Small Business Saturday sales. 1. Set Up Targeting Around Your Competitors’ Locations

3 Ideas to Steal for Your Small Business Saturday Marketing

The holidays will be here before you know it, and consumers are preparing to kick off the season by participating in early morning shopping sprees and fighting off turkey-induced comas. While major retail chains see large spikes in revenue with Black Friday and Cyber Monday, they now have to share the weekend spotlight with local communities for Small Business Saturday. Over the years, Small Business Saturday has gained national attention as consumers become more aware of the importance of small-

ReachLocal Remarks: Get Involved with Small Business Saturday [Video]

The holidays can be a difficult time for small businesses. Not only do you have to compete with big box retailers while planning your own seasonal marketing, but you have to get your own holiday shopping and preparations done while trying to enjoy an ounce of holiday cheer. Luckily, American Express’s shop small initiative Small Business Saturday® puts the focus on small businesses during the holiday season and takes a little bit of the guesswork out when it comes to