Small Business Saturday is a day to not just make a purchase at a small business, but a day to celebrate all they represent to us. They may be a business that came from a dream that turned into a reality against all odds. They may be a legacy business in a neighborhood that had counted on their continued existence no matter what. They may be a business born from the necessity to make ends meet. Whatever the reason for their existence, all small businesses have certain traits in common: tenacity, drive, hustle, passion and a need to continue to thrive.
TechTown Detroit supports small businesses
At TechTown Detroit, we are honored and privileged to have the opportunity to serve and support countless small businesses that come to us by way of Strategy Sessions, small business programming such as Retail Boot Camp, The SHOP and 313 Strong, and even by referral from those that we’ve supported along the way. We’re often asked by those inside TechTown as well as those in the community for shopping and dining recommendations all throughout the year and we are happy to provide lists to anyone who asks. We’re always excited to share the businesses we know make shopping, dining and playing in Detroit a truly special experience!
As the holidays are approaching, we know that the shopping season will get tons of media coverage. Mailers have probably already started landing in your mailboxes from national chain retailers. What may not land in your mailbox is a notification of the hundreds of excellent small businesses right here in the Detroit area that have services, food, apparel and gifts that are sure to delight.
When making a purchase from a local independent business you make a statement; a statement that says, “This business is important to this community,” “this business matters to me,” “I support local businesses!”
Bedrock Holiday Markets
If your spirit needs an instant injection of holiday joy, walk through Cadillac Square in Downtown Detroit and experience the wonder of the season by visiting the Bedrock Holiday Markets! There you will find 18 extraordinary local businesses, several being TechTown Detroit clients and alumni. They’ve pulled out all the stops to bring the most unique and festive shopping experience that is well worth the visit.
You don’t have to look far to find the latest and greatest in men’s and women’s fashion in Detroit. Check out any of these fashion-forward boutiques for the coolest threads for a dressy affair or daytime casual. We’ve even included an eyewear boutique because well, stylish eyewear is a fashion accessory after all!
Vegan, carb-free, Asian-American Mexican fusion – you name it! Enjoy any of these food and dining options while out and about or if you’re looking to treat someone to a tasty gift card!
If you have a special person on your gift list that has no more room for “things,” consider an “experience” gift instead! The following businesses provide everything from city tours to baking classes, specialty therapeutic massages, and even an Ethiopian coffee ceremony experience.