After the Thanksgiving turkey leftovers are packed away and the Black Friday scores are piled high, there’s one more reason to celebrate: Small Business Saturday.
What is Small Business Saturday?
Now in its 10th year, Small Business Saturday was started by American Express to show support to the businesses that keep our local economies running: like the small businesses that make Prosper “Prosper.”
Since it began in 2010, Small Business Saturday has become a hit, playing off the popularity of Black Friday the day before and Cyber Monday two days later. This year, Small Business Saturday falls on Nov. 28. So far, the event has brought an estimated $120 billion into local communities – which is great, because according to one study, 68 percent of the money spent at a local business stays in the local economy. Especially this year, small businesses need our support more than ever.
That’s why we’ve put together a list of small businesses in Prosper and neighboring cities. While some won’t be open for in-person visits this year, you can check out all of these local businesses on their websites or social media, which we’ll link to on this post.
Where to shop on Small Business Saturday in Prosper
A Joyful Mess Art Studio: This art studio in downtown Prosper is going all out on its art supplies, craft kits, and homemade “messydoh,” with discounts on upcoming classes and entries into a raffle for a free workshop with each purchase. Find details on their Facebook HERE.
Prosper Pantry: Prosper Pantry is here to save your holiday season with homemade, hand-cooked meals for families on the go. Orders can be placed online up to two business days in advance. Hot and fresh meals are available everyday between 3:30 and 6:30 p.m.
Prosper Laser Med Spa: Located on the corner of Coit and Prosper Trail, Prosper Laser Med Spa is pulling out all the stops this month, with sales on peel packages, Jeuveau units, and laser hair removal. Check out their specials on Facebook HERE.
Bongo Beaux’s Bourre Palace & Cajun Kitchen: Bongo Beaux’s in downtown Celina is the perfect place to fill up on Louisiana classics like jambalaya, gumbo or étouffée, while new takes like the crawfish queso or crawfish pies are a must-try.
Carmela Winery: Named after the family’s Sicilian matriarch, Carmela Winery serves award-winning wines like chardonnay, pinot grigio, and pinot noir in its tasting room off Louisiana Drive in Celina.
Hey Sugar Candy Store: With storefronts in Celina, Decatur, Roanoke, College Station, and Waco, Hey Sugar has your sweet tooth fix ready across the state of Texas. Stop by and check out local favorites like Dublin Texas root beer or retro treats like the Abba Zabba peanut butter taffy bars.
The Crumb & Cookie: Support Prosper’s healthcare heroes like Kristin, who owns The Crumb & Cookie. With decorated cookies and cakes for any occasion, an order of ugly Christmas sweater cookies could be the perfect thing to get you in the holiday spirit.
Toasted Walnut Table and Market: This little bistro in downtown Celina is always serving up our favorite Southern comfort foods, but don’t miss out on the weekly secret menu items like Lollipop Lamb Chops or the Chili Cheeseburger.
Live Beautifully Photography: Local photographer Brandi Mieger shoots everything from weddings to senior portraits, and just added custom notebooks and notecards to her product lineup.
Willow House Boutique: Willow House serves up looks at both locations in downtown Celina and the historic McKinney square. Even better, owners Craig and Kerrie are committed to giving back to the community they love, partnering with a number of local humanitarian organizations.