Manager Danielle Swann says she hopes taking part in this shopping holiday will help gather more support and business for local shops like this one. "Then Small Business Saturday is the following day and you're even busier", said Kim Spence, owner of My Favorite Things. "You just don't get the feel of the fabrics or you can't see it up close and personal".
Rapidly growing in popularity, 112 million Americans spent a combined $15.4 billion at independent retailers past year, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. Several shoppers young and old could be seen carefully sliding a new flat screen TV into their cart - alongside toys and an assortment of sale items, such as bath towels and wrapping paper.
And when he needed a special blend of oil for that snowblower, he went back to that same small business.
"We've been slowly trying to build and get as many businesses as we can to participate", Yogodzinski said.
But remember where a lot of your money is going - out of the community and into the pockets of corporate shareholders and investors. "That's our bread and butter, all small businesses". And, make sure that you ask your customers to tag their location while shopping in your store or asking them to share your business to their online network.
"We had a better Black Friday than a normal Friday, with most sales involving Christmas stuff, Christmas decor", Jones-Roberts said.More news: Shoppers head out for Thanksgiving bargains
A lot of minority small business owners have multiple jobs.
Except for price tags, you probably don't care to think much about numbers during the holiday shopping season, however.
SALISBURY, Md- Black Friday was yesterday, but the sales continued today for Small Business Saturday. Grubhub is helping restaurants stand out, deliver memorable experiences and optimize online offerings on Small Business Saturday.
Among those who shopped on last year's Small Business Saturday, 32 percent reported attending a community event while 81 percent encouraged friends and family to shop or dine at small, independently-owned businesses.
Businesses are scheduled to open at 10 a.m. You could also match donations from your customers to your chosen charity. "Really a treasure to have a store like this available to people in the neighborhood", said Fagan.