Small Business Saturday May be More Popular than Black Friday
Small Business Saturday may be more popular than Black Friday.
A new Bankrate survey finds more than 60 percent of holiday shoppers say they're likely to shop on Small Business Saturday this year, while 56 percent will be out and about on Black Friday.
Cyber Monday comes out on top overall, with two-thirds of people likely to shop then.
Nearly three-quarters of consumers plan to shop at a small business at some point this season.
A majority of people believe small businesses offer a better experience than large stores, providing unique gift ideas and better customer service.
Over in the Village West Plaza, Kelly's Sewing Corner has been open for 22 years, turning her passion for sewing into a life.
"It's been a lot of fun," said owner Kelly Giewont. "I have a lot of customers whom I love. I see them every year. I have customers who come down from Canada. I have local people that are always in the store. Shopping local means we're going to be able to pay our rent, and we're going to be able to stay here and stay open. Most of the stores in this place, I think, with the exception of Talbots, are all locally owned. It's very important to shop local."
Kelly has some cutting mats that will be on sale at half price on Small Business Saturday.