Small Business Saturday is growing

Nov 30, 2015, 01:31

"For us as a small business, we support the community", Jamie Kyser said, a co-owner of Tangled Up In Hue.

"Customers that come to our store appreciate that we remember their names, we remember their sizes and they like that they can find things that you wouldn't find at every mall across the country", Holoubek said.

Owners of Brown's Cycles say, it's a circle of support when you buy locally.

The store owners believe shopping local is great for the community, and they say the community agrees. Shoppers are offered incentives to go store-to-store and, once they finish their passport, they can win prizes.

Shoppers like the Roberts family say they feel a need to support local businesses. That problem was solved by American Express creating Shop Small Saturday several years ago to promote small businesses.

"I like to come to the small business event at least once a year to check out something unique that you can't find at the big box stores", said Trump. You can't get that at a chain store.

Just down the street at Elizabeth & Price owner Analisa Holoubek said shopping local just makes sense.

And many small shop owners know people by name, which shoppers say only increase their experience.

"It just gets the community understand just how much stuff is really close to them on regular basis", Davis explained.

Not all participating businesses will be on these websites, so check with your local merchants about any special deals they may be offering.

Last year, an estimated $14.3 billion was spent in just one day, according to the survey Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights. Presently, there are 28 million small businesses throughout the United States, representing 44 percent of USA private sector payroll.

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