Georgetown celebrates Small Business Saturday for shoppers

Georgetown lets shoppers extend 'Black Friday' to 'Small Business Saturday' Photo: Small business/ AP

GEORGETOWN, Washington, DC, November 28, 2013 — With small business Saturday coming up at the end of this week, many shoppers will be turning towards Georgetown for its many shopping options.

The Georgetown Business Improvement District will be sponsoring eCruisers to help shoppers get around the neighborhood. And they’ll need it. The Georgetown BID says that 73 percent of the stores in Georgetown are small businesses. Furthermore, those stores employ 11,000 jobs in the District.

Keeping with the spirit of this time of year, with many shoppers going out on Black Friday looking for deals, Small Business Saturday can be an extension of the same theme. Fifteen stores in Georgetown will offer special deals on Saturday, to entice shoppers to come out and support their local businesses.

“Started in 2010, Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to promoting and supporting small businesses during one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year,” says the Georgetwon BID. “The Georgetown BID encourages shoppers to discover unique holiday gifts from their list at the numbers small businesses in Georgetown, which comprise 73% of the neighborhood’s retail offerings.”

Shoppers will be able to take advantage of the BID’s eCruisers by flagging them down on the street or by calling (202)271-1218 to schedule a pickup.

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