Easy ways to support small businesses in San Jose, CA

Supporting local creators and businesses doesn’t have to be a full-fledged shopping spree. Here are three small ways you can show your support today, tomorrow, and beyond within San Jose, CA.

A San Jose Makers booth at a community fair.

Supporting small businesses is the name of the game for San Jose Makers.

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It may seem like the Silicon Valley’s big corporations overshadows our small business scene, but it’s well and thriving here in the great 408.

This week is National Small Business Week, and we wanted to show you three small ways that you can support local businesses.

📲 Follow

If you’ve got a social media account, use it to stay up-to-date. Check out San Jose Makers or SJ Made to explore local creators + shops.

✍️ Review

Share the tasty meal or great customer service you experienced at a local restaurant or business by giving some kind words on Yelp.

🛍️ Attend

We know you see all the fun festivals + craft pop-ups in our events calendar — why not explore one? Meet local makers at the Culture Night Market, Pop Up San Jose, Gordon Biersch Night Market, and local farmers markets.

Are you inspired to start your own small business? Here are some tips and resources to get you started.

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