Why Shopping Local Makes a Big Impact in Carlsbad

November 15, 2023

Small businesses are the heart and soul of our community, creating jobs, fostering innovation, and contributing to the unique character of Carlsbad. On Small Business Saturday, November 25, 2023, we have a wonderful opportunity to show our appreciation for these vital contributors by shopping locally and supporting their endeavors, like we’ve done in years past.


Why Shop Small?

There are many compelling reasons to make Small Business Saturday a day of local shopping:

  • Keep Your Dollars in Carlsbad: When you shop at small businesses, your money stays in the community, recirculating and fueling economic growth.
  • Support Local Jobs: Small businesses are the primary job creators in Carlsbad, employing a significant portion of our workforce.
  • Enjoy Personalized Service: Small business owners take pride in providing exceptional customer service, offering a level of attention and expertise that often surpasses that of larger chains.
  • Discover Unique Products and Services: Small businesses often offer unique products and services that you won’t find elsewhere, adding to the diversity and vibrancy of our community.
  • Strengthen Your Community: By supporting small businesses, you invest in the future of Carlsbad, creating a thriving and sustainable local economy.


How to Shop Small in Carlsbad

Carlsbad boasts a diverse array of small businesses, from boutiques and restaurants to craft shops and service providers. 

Here are some simple ways to shop small in Carlsbad on or around Small Business Saturday:

  • Explore your neighborhood: Take a stroll through your neighborhood and discover the hidden gems tucked away in your own backyard.
  • Visit the Carlsbad Village: Immerse yourself in the charm of the Carlsbad Village, where you’ll find a delightful mix of shops, restaurants, and galleries. Also a list of shops offering discounts.
  • Check out the Carlsbad Farmers Market: Browse the fresh produce, artisanal goods, and handcrafted creations at the weekly Carlsbad Farmers Market.
  • Support our local restaurants: Indulge in a delicious meal at one of Carlsbad’s many locally owned restaurants.
  • Seek out unique services: Discover the hidden talents and expertise of our local service providers.

Make a Difference on Small Business Saturday

By choosing to shop small on Small Business Saturday, you’re making a direct and positive impact on your community. You’re supporting local families, fostering economic growth, and preserving the unique character of Carlsbad. Every dollar spent at a small business is an investment in our community’s future.


So, mark your calendars for Small Business Saturday, November 25, 2023, and join us in celebrating the incredible contributions of small businesses in Carlsbad. Together, we can make a profound difference in the lives of our local entrepreneurs and the well-being of our community.