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Support Local Businesses on Small Business Saturday

Published: 11/24/2020

Small businesses account for over 99% of total businesses in the United States and created 1.8 million new jobs, according to a 2019 report by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Long Beach has many local restaurants, shops, and more that help shape the character of our distinct neighborhoods. You can help support these businesses this Saturday and all year round, here’s how.

  1. Buy local instead of ordering! Search for your gifts at local stores before you order from an online retailer, this also helps reduce waste from packaging and GHG emissions from delivery. Many local businesses offer online ordering and curbside pickup. You can find business directories and virtual shopping options through the Business Improvement District websites.

  2. Buy gift cards from local businesses to fill your stockings this Christmas and give your loved ones the opportunity to pick out exactly what they want! You can give the gift of shopping local and help your friends and family discover your favorite local businesses.

  3. Do curbside pick-up! Avoid long lines and crowded stores while still supporting some of your favorite local shops and eateries. 

  4. Order takeout from a local restaurant! Restaurants have been hit especially hard by the COVID-19 pandemic and can use your support.

  5. If you want to be extra eco-friendly, check out Long Beach’s Green Businesses and Certified Blue Restaurants which are officially City certified environmentally friendly local shops and eateries. 

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