By: Ryan Guitare

Since 2010, Small Business Saturday has become a nationwide tradition, taking place on the Saturday following Thanksgiving. The Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce has extended the excitement with our very own “Torrance Small Business Week”, and we want you to be involved! This year’s Small Business Week starts on Saturday, November 25th and ends on Saturday, December 2nd. Shopping small helps make a big difference to the community, small businesses, and the people who keep them running.

“Paul’s photo is a Torrance small business, family-owned for over 60 years, and we are the ones who pay for the police, fire, and the schools through your sales when you buy here at a small business. If none of us shopped here in Torrance, the city wouldn’t have money to finance those things. Plus, you are supporting your neighbors. My kids live next door to your kids, and we have fun together, we play soccer together, and we go to the beach together because we are a small business and family working and living in Torrance and supporting Torrance together,” emphasized Mark Comon, owner of Paul’s Photo, highlighting the importance of supporting locally owned small businesses.

One of the primary goals of Small Business Week is to emphasize the vital role small businesses play in Torrance’s economy. These companies create jobs, foster innovation, and contribute to the unique character of the city. Supporting them is crucial not only for the businesses themselves but for the entire community.

Torrance’s small businesses have faced their fair share of challenges in recent years, and Small Business Week offers a chance to revitalize and strengthen the local economy during the crucial holiday shopping season.

During Small Business Week, residents are encouraged to shop locally and take advantage of special discounts and promotions offered by participating businesses. By doing so, the community can directly contribute to the success of locally owned businesses.

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