Starting a few years ago, the local business movement (with the help of a campaign from American Express, go big business!) began to answer to the Black Friday shopping phenomena with celebrating Small Business Saturday on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
Being a new and growing small business, we wanted to get in on this celebration and make it enticing for you to come in to the store (or shop online) this Saturday. Here are 4 reasons to shop with US this weekend:
- You are helping to sustain the employment of members of your local community. Since the beginning of this year, we've created 5 new positions at Upward Spiral and support a few more as consultants. For a few of these staff members, this meant leaving less fulfilling jobs for work that is enjoyable and empowering. It is our mission to continue to grow and create more jobs like this. For many of you, these new positions are filled by people you actually know; you are likely to have personal relationships with the people serving you, doesn't it feel great to know where your money is going?
- Your dollar stays in our community longer. Local businesses help keep money in the local economy; in fact, your dollars may stay in our community up to 4 times longer compared to spending at large chains. At Upward Spiral, we shop local as much as possible. We stock locally handmade goods, support local artists and practitioners, and seek local services as often as we can. We know for a fact that our employees consider the same when spending their money too.
- Your purchases will be 15% off! For Small Business Saturday, we are offering 15% off all products purchased in the store or online. (This does exclude NYR organic products, charity fundraiser items, and biomat products) But all of our aromatherapy products and essential oils, Mother Earth Pillows, local crafts, and himalayan salt lamps are all on sale! USE THE DISCOUNT CODE: grateful2014 when shopping online or just come in the store.
- Come in the store and enter a raffle to win a free service,treatment, or product! Those who come in the store to make a purchase will enter in a raffle to win one of the following items:
- 60 min Biomat Treatment ($55 Value!)
- 50% off a massage session
- Aromatherapy Inhaler of your choice
- Conscious Ink Manifestation Tattoo of your Choice
- Free Attendance to a Meditation or Yoga Class