Supporting small has a BIG impact on the local economy, and there are so many ways to make a difference. Here are some of our favourites:


Choose Local, When You Can

Shifting just a small portion of your spending away from corporate giants to independent businesses can have a direct and lasting positive impact in your community. It’s your loonie, you choose what to do with it.

Share Your Favourites

Write a review, share posts, and engage with content from your favourite local small businesses on social media. If you tag CFIB and use #SmallBusinessEveryDay in your post, we can share it too!

Find Local Retailers Online

If you are shopping online, look beyond the retail giants and explore the many small businesses now operating virtually on platforms such as Etsy, TikTok, Facebook, and Instagram.

Have a Conversation

Small businesses want your business and often will go the extra mile for you. Looking for something special? Ask a local business owner if they can source it for you, before buying elsewhere!

Show Your Gratitude

The Big Thank You Contest in October is the perfect opportunity to send a thank you message to your favorite Canadian small businesses. Both you and the businesses you nominate could WIN some great prizes!

Take Part in Buy Local Events

On Small Business Saturday, we encourage small businesses across the country to host special sales or appreciation events to give back to their customers. Mark your calendars now for November 30, 2024! 

Are You a Small Business Owner or Manager?

Download your FREE #SmallBusinessEveryDay toolkit and help share the true value of shopping local with your customers.  

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Does Your Organization Support Local Business?

If you’re a Business Improvement Area (BIA) or organization supporting small business, we invite you to join our #SmallBusinessEveryDay campaign.

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