SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY
Downtown Roanoke Inc. highlighting local businesses with a holiday gift guide
Downtown Roanoke Inc. is making it easier than ever to shop for gifts this holiday season with their new gift guide. The Downtown Roanoke Holiday Gift Guide showcases local businesses and their products that would make great gifts this holiday season.
‘Personally, it means a lot’: Shoppers support Blacksburg business owners on Small Business Saturday
BLACKSBURG, Va. – After a challenging pandemic year, entrepreneurs are relying on Small Business Saturday to get them back on track. In downtown Blacksburg, a crowd decided to support local businesses Saturday by heading to the farmer’s market. That’s why Adam Bethany wanted to spend a few extra dollars on Small Business Saturday. “It’s nice to know that we can help even in a small way,” Bethany said. “For the business it’s huge but also personally it means a lot,” Macedo said.
Downtown Lynchburg women’s clothing boutique holds grand opening on Black Friday
LYNCHBURG, Va. – One business gearing up for Small Business Saturday just opened its doors on Black Friday. Ayven Avenue Boutique, a new shop that sells women’s clothing and accessories, is located on 5th Street in Downtown Lynchburg. “We really feel like small businesses need some support this year. So, we wanted to get down here and just be a part of the community and let everyone know that we’re here,” Howell said. The original boutique was located on Leesville Road but shut its doors after two years.
Downtown Roanoke business owners hopeful for Small Business Saturday turnout
ROANOKE, Va. – More customers checking out the holiday deals this weekend is a sign of hope for small businesses on Saturday. Between sales signs and Park Roanoke waiving its fees for a couple of days, it’s all in an effort to gain more customers in downtown Roanoke for Small Business Saturday. ”That’s like small businesses’ big festival,” Oli said. “I love going from place to place to look at different stores,” Schwartz said. Some of these local stores are really important to Roanoke because they have such a great history.”You can also support local small businesses Saturday, Nov. 28, for Small Business Saturday.
Main Street pins hopes on Small Business Saturday sales to help stay afloat
A stretch of stores along the base of Munjoy Hill had open signs out and were ready for business as part of small business Saturday, November 28, 2015. This could be foreboding news for small business owners who are counting on holiday sales to recoup sagging revenues. While shoppers may be curbing spending in 2020, the CNBC/SurveyMonkey survey revealed that 30% of shoppers plan to patronize a small business on Small Business Saturday. Strategies in the Covid economyConsidering the many challenges small business owners face, experts give tips on how they can drive sales during this key shopping day. Gary Huether Jr., president and CEO, Arooga's Grille House & Sports Bar hopes Small Business Saturday sales will boost revenues.cnbc.com
Local kids become business owners at All Good Things Christmas Market
All Good Things Christmas Market is an event where the kids are the vendors. Close to 40 kids ages 4 to 17 are working hard to get their products ready to sell at the Christmas market Saturday Nov. 28 at Mayhew Farm in Bedford. It’s free to get in, but they are taking donations for Food for Kids, a weekend food program for Bedford County kids in need. She started All Good Things Christmas Market in 2019 for kids to learn what it takes to run a business from start to finish, get their creative juices flowing and to see the importance of not just making money, but giving back. At All Good Things Christmas Market children ages 4-17 are the vendors.
Mom-and-pop retailers gear up for Small Business Saturday, as towns try to stoke excitement
Independent retailers are gearing up for Small Business Saturday, a day used to promote mom-and-pop retailers, and many towns are doing their best to support the effort. The shop, which sells olive oil, balsamic vinegars and gourmet foods, is one of 49 small businesses in downtown Long Grove, Illinois. On Small Business Saturday, the store will usually see a few hundred customers more than it would on a regular holiday season day, she said. The Olive Tap in Long Grove, Illinois. Mathilde Wiest-Puchala, a employee at Morkes Chocolates in downtown Long Grove, Illinois Diamaris Martino / CNBCcnbc.com
Main Street could see smaller crowds this Small Business Saturday, survey shows
American Express created Small Business Saturday in 2010 to try to encourage shoppers to support local retailers, but a new CNBC/SurveyMonkey Small Business Survey shows waning enthusiasm for the day. Thirty-nine percent of respondents surveyed say they plan to patronize a small business tomorrow. Small Business Saturday sales hit a record of $17.8 billion in 2018, according to American Express. Respondents for this CNBC/SurveyMonkey Small Business Survey were selected from the more than 2 million people who take surveys on the SurveyMonkey platform each day. Click here to see the full results of the CNBC/SurveyMonkey Small Business Survey.cnbc.com
5 ways to support Small Business Saturday
It all comes at you so quickly: One minute, you’re making grocery lists and setting the menu for Thanksgiving, and then, in the blink of an eye, the holiday has arrived, only to be followed by Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday -- and then your tree goes up and Christmas morning is here.