Shop small on Saturday

Peter Castro
November 23, 2017

The report also found that shoppers tend to be "drawn" to Black Friday and Small Business Saturday deals, then procrastinate to finish their holiday shopping until the last minute-which is why December 23 is a big day at stores.

And that's why in 2010, American Express founded Small Business Saturday. With financial support from the coalition, Shop Small Nevada collateral and advertising was created, including a PSA featuring Lieutenant Governor Mark Hutchison encouraging Nevadan's to "Shop Small".

On Small Business Saturday, Nov. 25, Eli of Troy Menswear, on Rochester Road - which sells everything from shoes and fragrances to varsity jackets for local schools - will offer sales on almost everything.

With the holiday season officially kicking off this week, local officials are urging consumers to shop small when it comes to checking names off your list. It also gives all of us a chance to recognize the many reasons to support our local hometown merchants.

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But after the lines disappear at the big box stores, local retailers will be ready for more. "We are proud to partner with American Express to bring attention to the importance of small business and look forward to another successful Small Business Saturday". She said she's seen many customers coming to the store from out of town, often stopping by after a trip to Black Dog Salvage down the street.

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"You're supporting your community and putting everything back into your community", said Melissa Murphy. Welch said it's important to shop locally because it supports entrepreneurship and sustains vibrant downtowns.

"Small businesses are the backbone of our community".

On Small Business Saturday, you will receive a stamp in a free booklet for every business you visit.

"The first year, we only had nine", she said. Even just by interacting with locals on a daily basis can help young owners get a grasp of opening a new business in the Antigo area.

In fact, 29,624 new jobs were created in 2014 alone, meaning that 47.90 percent of all employees in Minnesota were working for a small business that year.

Mahsman said small business often have a limited customer base and smaller buying power, which can be a challenge. It also keeps money in the city through taxes. Highlighting Montana made products and artists, shopping small is a way to know exactly what you are getting and who you are getting it from, while providing shoppers with a feeling of doing good for their local economy.

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