Small Business Saturday

Tomorrow is the second annual Small Business Saturday®, and although this day to support small businesses was created (and registered as a trademark) by American Express (most certainly NOT a small business), the idea that we should make an extra effort to support the small businesses all around us is a good one.

Not only a good idea but they look cool too!

Our new home is located at the base of the Berkshire Mountains, just a half mile from the Massachusetts border, where many small businesses accept Berkshares, the local currency of Berkshire County. Available in exchange for regular USD at local banks, Berkshares are a great reminder and motivator to shop locally and keep revenue circulating within the community. To celebrate Small Business Saturday®, Lucky Duck is pleased to announce that we will begin accepting Berkshares* for payment. (Berkshares are accepted for in-person purchases only since it is not a good idea to send cash in the mail).

To celebrate Small Business Saturday® with a wider audience, we’re also offering a 15% discount on anything purchased in our Etsy shop on Saturday (26 November)! Just use coupon code SBS2011 when you check out.

Finally, we want you to know that we are truly thankful for all of you out there and sincerely hope that you (in the States) have had a happy Thanksgiving!

*Read more about Berkshares at www.berkshares.org and about local currencies in general at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Local_currency

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About Lucky Duck Press

I am a letterpress printer and paper enthusiast.
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2 Responses to Small Business Saturday

  1. Excellent and concise explanation of Small Business Saturday – for all it’s the Amex behemoth hiding behind a bunch of little guys. Here’s one occasion where a big corporation’s strategy actually serves small businesses’ and smaller communities’ interests, too.

    When you say your new home is just a half mile from the MA border, I assume you mean your family home, and not the press. Winsted is sure close to Massachusetts, but not *that* close!

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