Around this time every year, we’ve got long lines on Black Friday. That’s followed by the constant web-surfing on Cyber Monday. But the day in between, Small Business Saturday, for many is just as important.
“It’s been great for us. This is our best day on record. It seems like every year it gets better and better, the more that people know about it. And get excited about it,” says Kristen Covington, the owner of Found Furnishings.
Covington and her shop saw their doors constantly being opened during Small Business Saturday. She also wasn’t the only one. Higher Grounds Coffee Shop was bustling with people right across the street.
“It’s meeting the person that lives down the street from you and realizing that your kids go to school together,” says Debbie Kirk, the owner of Higher Grounds.
Others talked about how the day helped them get their product out. Without worrying about the larger stores overshadowing them.
“Everyone is going to Barns and Nobles, but supporting someone local can really make a difference in their life,” said Cherith Hamilton, the owner of Glasswing Books.
Whether it was looking for something you needed, or just being there for support. Small Business Saturday was beneficial to everyone involved.