How to Support Local Small Business This Holiday Season


The holidays are a time to enjoy with friends, family, and the community. Small businesses play an important role in every city across America, providing jobs and places to make memories. At 3Natives, our franchises are independently operated by people in the community.

This holiday season, we encourage everyone to support local businesses in any way you can.

Here are some ideas on how you can help!

Shop Local

Your local small business may be one of the best spots to complete your holiday shopping. These stores typically provide one-of-a-kind and customized gifts, which make for memorable presents.

In addition to a specially curated selection, small businesses can provide better customer service than a traditional big box store. Small business owners rely on their local communities to stay in business. This makes it important for them to provide each customer with a good experience.

Many towns take part in Small Business Saturday, which takes place on the Saturday after Thanksgiving each year. This is a great opportunity to start your holiday gift shopping early and explore some of your local small businesses.

After a long day of shopping small, visit your locally owned 3Natives for a quick bite to eat!

Eat Local

Eating local is a great way to support your community’s small businesses and find your new favorite foods to enjoy! Local spots, like 3Natives, offer fresh and flavorful food options made with ingredients locally grown.

Take the stress out of holiday cooking by ordering catering from your neighborhood restaurant. These flavorful dishes are always a great idea for those needing a dish to bring to a holiday party.

Order catering from 3Natives for healthy choices that your holiday guests are sure to enjoy. Our catering menu includes sharable portions of our signature salads, fresh wraps, and delicious acai bowls.

Buy Gift Cards

Not sure what to get someone on your holiday shopping list? A gift card to your favorite small business makes a great gift!

Gift cards are very helpful to small business owners. They also encourage more people to visit the business.

Spread the Word

Word of mouth is an easy way to support a small business. Be sure to recommend your favorite local stores to your friends and family.

Another way to help is to interact with their social media and write positive reviews about your experience. As a result, small businesses will gain new customers and establish a good reputation in your area.

Why is it Important to Support Small Businesses?

Small businesses create big opportunities for people in your community. In 2021, 46.8% of Americans were employed by small companies. This proves that they are a vital part of your community, as almost half of Americans would be unemployed without them.

In addition to employing in your community, small businesses are known for being the poster child of the American Dream. By shopping locally this holiday season you’re helping someone in your community fund their dream.

Eat Local: Visit Your Local 3Natives Location

Each of your local 3Natives locations is owned and operated by members of your community. These business owners and their teams work hard to serve you with our fresh takes on healthy food.

Our menu is full of delicious dishes that are good for you. We make fresh fruit smoothies, acai bowls, refreshing juices, satisfying salads, and wraps packed with ingredients loaded with flavor.

We offer delivery and online ordering at many of our locations. View our full list of locations to learn more.