Picture by Elizabeth Norfleet

Small Business Saturday

November 27, 2018

Small Business Saturday is an American shopping holiday held on the Saturday after U.S. Thanksgiving during one of the busiest shopping periods of the year, much like Black Friday and Cyber Monday, things can get hectic during this season for local businesses. These three dates make the most popular shopping season of the year. But not everyone knows about this holiday.

“Its intent is to support small businesses that otherwise would be overlooked because of the big box stores or the ability to order online,” said Mrs. Harless.

   Some have participated in supporting local businesses, while others have not even heard about Small Business Saturday, through lack of promotions and stores not advertising enough. Those who didn’t know about this occasion were asked if they were going to participate.

“Probably yes, I’m interested in small businesses. I think they are important in our country and our capitalist society,” said Mr. Roberts.

People believe that Small Business Saturday is a great way to support our local economy and a tremendous way to save money.

“Small businesses have a rep for being more expensive than larger businesses which isn’t really the case,” said sophomore Elizabeth Norfleet. “In some things, it could be but not necessarily, you have to go in and see for yourself with the prices. I think people are missing out on a great opportunity to support your local community.”

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