Shop Small. Make a big difference.

One small purchase can make a big difference.  Although any day is a good reason to shop small and/or locally, here are a few ways to shop small on small business Saturday.

-Register for a small business, locally run or triathlon race
-Buy coffee from a local coffee shop
-Buy bread, pastries or cookies from a local baker
-Buy clothes/shoes/gear from your local run/cycle/tri store
-Buy a piece of art or jewelry from a local artist
-Take a friend, training partner, child, spouse or family member out to eat at a local restaurant -Treat yourself to a local massage, spa day or your choice of self-care. -When you travel, make an effort to choose local over chains - food, lodging, shopping -Buy a new book or game from a local store.  -Buy a gift for your friend, training partner, family member or child from a local store.

How will you do your part and support small businesses? 
If you have your own business or have a favorite local business that you love, please comment on my Facebook or Twitter page and tag your/the business (or share the website link).