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November 19, 2020 – The Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center (SBDC), is partnering with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and Colorado Springs Business Journal (CSBJ), to host a virtual tour on Saturday, November 21, to kick-off Small Business Saturday #ShopSmall event.

What: Virtual Media Tour – Small Business Saturday

When: Saturday, November 21

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 pm

Register: Click Here to get your FREE tickets to the event

Small Business Saturday is the annual holiday shopping tradition that encourages communities to support their favorite small businesses. This year, Small Business Saturday falls on November 28, 2020. The virtual tour will kick-off this year’s Small Business Saturday early and encourage citizens to #ShopSmall throughout the holiday season.

The virtual tour is an opportunity for media and consumers to engage with local entrepreneurs and learn about small and independently owned businesses. It will also highlight promotions on services and products from businesses in the Pikes Peak Region.

“Small businesses are the heart of our community and local economy. Small Businesses across the Pikes Peak Region and throughout Colorado make up 99.5% of all businesses, said Aikta Marcoulier, Pikes Peak SBDC Executive Director. “Due to coronavirus-related restrictions, many of our small, locally owned businesses such as gift shops, boutiques, and restaurants are facing unprecedented challenges. Now more than ever they need our help. Small Business Saturday is a way to show business owners, their families and employees that we support them during these extraordinary times”.

For this year’s Small Business Saturday, we encourage citizens to shop “small” safely in-store or online during the holiday season and beyond. Here are some “small acts” we can do locally to support our small businesses:

  • Shop local and shop small – not just on Small Business Saturday but throughout the holiday season. For every dollar spent at a locally owned business, about 70 cents go back into our local economy.
  • Shop local businesses online or order by phone and take advantage of delivery or curbside pickup.
  • Small Business Saturday isn’t just about retail. It about restaurants too. If you want to enjoy a meal from your favorite local restaurant, consider taking advantage of local delivery or curbside pickup. You can also purchase a gift card to use at a later time when restrictions are eased or lifted.

“Conscious consumers are on the rise, they are looking to purchase products and services from companies that give back to their communities and provide additional value to stakeholders.” said Jonathan Liebert, CEO and Executive Director of BBB. “We hope this virtual tour brings attention to this year’s Small Business Saturday and supports our local business community.”

For media questions or request for an interview, contact Aitka Marcoulier, Pikes Peak SBDC Executive Director, at or (719) 466-0774.

For more information about Small Business Saturday, please visit