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Small Business Saturday

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.

Two Days Of Brunch Is Better Than One

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 11.29.2013 | DC

Brunch isn't just for Sundays anymore. With the explosion of restaurants on D.C.'s dining scene (709 new restaurants between 2001 and 2011, accordi...

Where To Stop For A Coffee Break During The Holiday Shop-A-Thon

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.29.2013 | Denver

"The basic need of the human heart in nearly every great crisis -- a good hot cup of coffee," humorist Alexander King said famously about coffee and a...

It's Officially The Holiday Season In San Francisco!

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 11.28.2013 | San Francisco

No snow? No problem. When it comes time to celebrate the holidays, San Francisco has a bevy of eccentric, local traditions that ring true to the city'...

Memberships To These NYC CSAs Would Make Great Holiday Gifts

Posted 11.27.2013 | New York

Want to buy your loved ones a holiday gift that lasts? Consider getting them a membership to their local CSA (which stands for Community Supported Agr...

Where To Pick Up Gifts For Kids

Posted 11.27.2013 | New York

Don't know where to shop in New York City this holiday season for the kids in your family? Here are 5 great, local, small businesses to get you starte...

PHOTOS: Where To Drink A Cocktail On Small Business Saturday

Posted 11.27.2013 | New York

When you're finished supporting your local shops this Small Business Saturday, head over to these local watering holes to unwind with a much-needed co...

Where To Shop For Your Furry Friends This Small Business Saturday

Posted 11.27.2013 | DC

It doesn't take a lot to make your furry friends happy. But you can get them a lot anyway this Small Business Saturday, because the dogs, cats and...

What We'd Rather Do On Black Friday

Posted 11.27.2013 | Comedy

The day after Thanksgiving is that special time of year when we honor unchecked aggression, rampant consumerism and the ancient tradition of door bust...

Our Favorite Local Artisan Gifts

Posted 11.27.2013 | Miami

Need a little added inspiration to get out there and spend some cash in the 305 this Small Business Saturday? HuffPost Miami handpicked the followi...

This Is How We're Dealing With Holiday Shopping Stress

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 11.27.2013 | DC

Why join the crowds at big box stores opening earlier than ever on Thanksgiving and Black Friday when you can patronize local retailers and support mo...

Local Movement at the Heart of the City

Stacey Price | Posted 01.26.2014 | DC
Stacey Price

The average Washingtonian spends $700 on gifts between Small Business Saturday and Christmas. If 25 percent (less than $200) of this were shifted to our local, independent stores over $300 million would go back into the streets of D.C.

Kathleen Miles

These Posters Of Biscuits & Blues Have A Whole Lot Of Soul

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 11.26.2013 | Los Angeles

He works with a 'coon hat on, ink under his fingernails and southern blues playing in the background. Kevin Bradley grew up in Greenville, Tenn., t...

Small Biz Saturday: Where To Score Awesome Kids' Gifts

The Huffington Post | Amanda McCorquodale | Posted 11.26.2013 | Miami

Avoid the nightmare of big box chain retailers (we're looking at you, giraffe) when shopping for little ones, and head to to the following independent...

Presidents: They're Just Like Us!

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 11.26.2013 | DC

Presidents: they're just like us! In what may be one of our favorite Obama family traditions, President Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia have c...