Small Business Saturday

Each year, DEGC’s entire Small Business team works with retailers and restaurants throughout the city to ensure every commercial corridor is brimming with shopping opportunities and family-oriented festivities throughout the holiday season. The highlight is Small Business Saturday, which is nestled between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and has become one the most important shopping days for local businesses. The DEGC Shop Small campaign promotes these activities and products, and provides a complete list of participating businesses.

Tenecia Johnson

Spending the day in the city on Small Business Saturday is just one more way to strengthen our communities. Events like these introduce everyone to the incredible retail that exists in Detroit and encourage people to shop small all year long.

–Tenecia Johnson, District Business Liaison, District 1

Success Story

A woman holding a Shop Small sign in a small shop

Grandmont Rosedale held its fifth “Shop Small in GRANDmont Rosedale” event in 2019. The event featured food trucks, book signings, “pop-up” opportunities for local vendors, dance performances, free childcare and unique products – many of which were locally made and sourced, including festive food items.

Let Us Help You Participate in Small Business Saturday

Lily Hamburger

Director Small Business Retention & Attraction