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Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday Touted in Cities Across America by Both Chambers of Commerce and Elected Officials

Phil Andrews | Posted 04.11.2016 | New York
Phil Andrews

Small Business Saturday is being touted across Towns, Counties, and States across America. One regional chamber of Commerce in NY State Long Island A...

Holiday Tipping: A Foolproof Guide By an Etiquette Expert

Sharon Schweitzer | Posted 12.03.2015 | Business
Sharon Schweitzer

The bottom line is that there's no hard and fast rule, but thanking someone by giving them a holiday tip is always good etiquette. You just have to fit it into your own budget and abilities.

Why Shopping Small & Smart Matters

Lisa Lori | Posted 11.30.2015 | Business
Lisa Lori

One of the best aspects of owning a local business, is feeling like you are contributing to life in your community, Small businesses are often the sponsors of local causes, sports teams and community centers. Certainly, big companies employ many people, and give back to communities, but small businesses uniquely give a community energy, personality and culture.

Treat Yo Self: Make the Most of Cyber Monday AND Giving Tuesday

James J. Sexton | Posted 11.30.2015 | Divorce
James J. Sexton

'Tis the season to go shopping. But, while you're taking advantage of all the post-Thanksgiving deals, don't forget about yourself.

The Shocking Truth About 'Having to Work on Black Friday'

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 11.27.2015 | Business
Linda Harding-Bond

Every year from family and friends on Thanksgiving Day I had to hear "I can't believe you have to work tomorrow. I'm off the entire weekend!" they'd croon. I hated it. I knew that they would be in various stages of enjoyment of the day after the holiday; shopping, relaxing and eating more of those great tasting leftovers.

Small Business Saturday -- Just How Naive Are You?

Gene Marks | Posted 11.26.2015 | Business
Gene Marks

Sandwiched in between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this is the day that all of America is supposed to be honoring small businesses. It's our moment. We're hanging signs and putting out the displays. "Support us!" we demand to our communities. "We're small businesses!"

Take Time to Support Entrepreneurs This November

John Arensmeyer | Posted 11.25.2015 | Business
John Arensmeyer

Improving access to capital for small business owners is one of the most crucial issues for entrepreneurs. At best, a shortage of capital can keep a small business from expanding and hiring. At worst, it can prevent a business from opening its doors at all.

Wearable Art: My Inspiration for Shopping Small (and Local) This Holiday Season

Laura Rossi Totten | Posted 11.23.2015 | Style
Laura Rossi Totten

Holiday shopping season is upon us and I couldn't be happier! This Saturday is Small Business Saturday. The support for shopping small and shopping ...

Get Your Biz Ready for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday

Melinda Emerson | Posted 11.11.2015 | Business
Melinda Emerson

Black Friday or Small Business Saturday are the busiest shopping days of the year. If you haven't started planning your strategy for the holiday seaso...

Vote With Your Dollar This Holiday Season

Jacqueline Wolven | Posted 02.01.2015 | Women
Jacqueline Wolven

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday -- all that really means is shopping. I'm a public advocate for shopping small and shopping local, but I also understand the wants of the folks on your list -- I've had kids, I know they want things from you and from Santa.

Is Shopping Local Making a Comeback?

Stacy Mitchell | Posted 01.31.2015 | Small Business
Stacy Mitchell

Independent retailers might be on the verge of making a comeback. New data show locally owned stores are increasingly popular with shoppers, deliver more jobs and economic benefits than big retailers, and, in a few categories, like books and groceries, are now expanding in number for the first time in years.

Street Artists Around The Country Celebrate Small Business Saturday

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.28.2014 | Arts

Thursday is Thanksgiving (everyone knows that). Friday is Black Friday (most people know that). Saturday is Small Business Saturday (did you know THAT...

Small Business Saturday Is Back!

Brittany Hodak | Posted 01.26.2015 | Small Business
Brittany Hodak

This weekend will mark the fifth installment of Small Business Saturday, a holiday designed to shine a spotlight on small business owners across the United States and increase retail sales during the weekend that falls between Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

'Tis the Season for Trampling: How to Stay Safe in Holiday Shopping Crowds

Davian Hoffman | Posted 01.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Davian Hoffman

The 2014 holiday shopping season is upon us! Hooray? With media and advertisers bombarding us with "Black Friday" and "Small Business Saturday" and re...

How Can We Reclaim the Holiday Season From Corporations?

Frida Berrigan | Posted 02.05.2014 | Parents
Frida Berrigan

Kids need to play. It is vitally important to their development. But they don't need to play with Elmo or a hunk of plastic that recites the alphabet with a twang or a drawl. Kids need to play with us and with each other and all alone.

Do Good While Gifting: Shopping for Social Justice

Shirley Sagawa | Posted 02.02.2014 | Impact
Shirley Sagawa

Cut out the middle-man. With the internet, you don't have to wade through the booths at a craft fair to buy direct from artists. Etsy.com is the big gorilla in this space, with more than 6 million customers.

Think Outside of the Big-Box: The Benefits of Shopping Small When Buying Pet Presents

Natasha Ashton | Posted 02.01.2014 | Small Business
Natasha Ashton

Shopping small is not always easy, but when it comes to buying for pets, options abound. Almost every town has its own independently-owned pet boutique, sometimes just around the corner from their big-box counterparts.

Ingrates of the World, Unite!

Michael Sigman | Posted 02.01.2014 | Comedy
Michael Sigman

Thanksgiving seems to be everyone's favorite holiday. In addition to the pleasures of the feast, millions of Americans enjoy sitting around the table ...

Obama Visits Politics & Prose Bookstore

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics

For the third year in a row, President Barack Obama celebrated Small Business Saturday with his daughters by visiting a local bookstore. According ...

What To Do Tonight

Posted 01.30.2014 | Miami

Between Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, your daytime activities this holiday weekend are set. But what to do when the shoppin...

Why You Need To Head To Royal Oak This Holiday Season

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 11.30.2013 | Detroit

Whether you're planning to splurge on gifts for friends and family, or just use holiday entertaining as an excuse to redecorate, there's no better tim...

Denver's Best Boutiques For Holiday Shopping

Posted 11.30.2013 | Denver

There's no time like Small Business Saturday to explore the shopping hubs in your area. Shopping locally helps small businesses grow, but besides h...

Where To Plop Down For A Much-Needed Cocktail Post-Shopping

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.30.2013 | Denver

As the holiday shop-a-thon approaches full throttle this weekend, it's important keep the nerves at ease from all those long lines and crowds and what...

Can Small Businesses Survive This Christmas?

Marc Joseph | Posted 01.29.2014 | Small Business
Marc Joseph

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and, since in 2010, Small Business Saturday -- November and December sales represent as much as 40 percent of yearly retai...

Remember Your Favorite Small Business This Holiday Season

Gary Shapiro | Posted 01.29.2014 | Small Business
Gary Shapiro

The men and women who launch these businesses are examples of entrepreneurship and models of the American dream. Their innovations make our neighborhoods better places to live and strengthen our economy. Remember them and shop local on November 30 -- and throughout the year.