Small Business Saturday helps grow local economy

Small Business Saturday helps grow local economy AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email It’s back for a third year.Shop The Neighbourhood on Small Business Saturday encourages support for the local businesses in your community – and technology is offering a helping hand.The day picked is no accident — strategically placed between Black Friday and Cyber Monday.And it’s also using technology to help you find deals just steps from your home, as a way keep business close to home.You’ll need the Yellow Pages App, according to spokesperson Fiona Storey.“One of the apps that we have called YP Shopwise specifically focuses on deals that are geo-localized, so deals in your neighbourhood close by,” explained StoreyAnd it’s for the good of Canada’s economy.“Last year’s event saw about 750,000 Canadians spending roughly $89 million at local retailers across Canada on that day.” Thinkstock by 660 NEWS Staff and Kayla Butler Posted Nov 28, 2015 9:05 am MDT

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