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Shop local for Small Business Saturday

Shop local for Small Business Saturday

Early analytics show online sales for Thanksgiving and Black Friday are up 18 percent compared to a year ago, a reason Small Business Saturday is a crucial time to build business. "With our current political state it's becoming more evident that supporting Black-owned businesses will allow us to vote with our dollars while strengthening the local economy in the Black community".

If you want to support small, minority-owned businesses this Small Business Saturday (or, you know, anytime throughout the holiday season), this thread is an awesome place to start. "You just don't get the feel of the fabrics or you can't see it up close and personal".

The passport program kicks off today on Small Business Saturday and lasts until December 9, so shoppers have more than a day to fill out their passports.

"We have a mix of old and new, a lot of it's vintage", Drallette said.

"So it's really important for us to be out here for small business Saturday and we would love your support too". They have not only had to try to adapt to the increasing presence of those national stores in smaller towns but also have had to confront the increasing propensity of consumers to shop online.

"Shopping local helps build our local economies and support the businesses who employ 1.4 million MA residents".

Shopping small helps create jobs and strengthens Philly's neighborhoods.

"You have to have small businesses to function in a town", said Darla Julin, owner of Fantasies in Frosting.

"Every penny you spend at a small business, it stays in your community", says I Just Have to Have It employee Reagan Stuckey. Many retailers and restaurants will be open, he said.

Sue and Bob Chester of Sayville shop at Sayville General Store on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017.

West Philly's iconic commercial corridor ushers in the holiday season this year with deals and merriment all season long!

Participants could win as much as $500 by deciphering the clues, visiting the businesses and turning the scavenger hunt in.

Locally owned business have been crowded out over the years by some of the larger chains and box stores. She said several boutique owners chose to give deep discounts the Saturday before Small Business Saturday.

Most importantly, make sure that your business address, contact information, and business hours are accurate. Come support the makers and shakers that make the River Wards unique!

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