It’s Small Business Saturday here in Alberta. The Canadian Federation of Independent Business provincial director Amber Ruddy tells the Alberta Morning News that small businesses make up 95 per cent of the businesses in Alberta.
The CFIB is out with a new tool designed to help you support your neighbor.
“Our website shopsmallbiz.ca allows local business owners to offer free listings and for consumers to check out those deals in your community.”
Ruddy says there’s plenty of deals to be had on the web site, and if you own a small business, there’s a link for business owners to add their free profile as well. Ruddy says when you choose small businesses over the big box retail stores you’re getting better customer service and you’re helping people in your neighborhood.