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Topics In the US, they have the American dream: a vision of the power of enterprise to improve fortunes, a reverence for the little guy. But small businesses have always been central to our national story too. Many of us will know the name of the man
Rogers, browsing on Saturday afternoon in Englewood 's business district, was one of many shoppers who turned out to shop at their local businesses the Saturday after Thanksgiving a day American Express dubbed Small Business Saturday in 2010 to
The idea, shop owners, said is to remind consumers that "Mom and Pop" stores offer an alternative, along with more unique offerings and a heavy dose of personal service. "The clothing lines I sell are not sold in department stores," said Cathy M.
Saturday patrons perused the shop lined with chocolate turkeys, caramel cubes and candy-covered pretzels. A licorice-scented sassafras tea and 3-foot Santa perched near the storefront lured customers such as Dianne Woods of Altamonte Springs . "It's
With the turkey put away and Black Friday's madness out of our system, it was time for the third-annual Small Business Saturday, a holiday paean to the 23 million shops, restaurants and services that make up 54 percent of all U.S. sales and provide
The new year heralds a fresh start for many small business owners. They can say goodbye to a bad year and hello to a better one, or look forward to building and improving on twelve months of success. However, something all small businesses should
Small Business Saturday , but will likely pique more interest for sparking a regular political ritual -- picking apart the president's book choices. As a window into what the leader of the free world is thinking, the chief executive's reading list
But for others, the crowds and frenzied consumerism are significant turnoffs that outweigh any potential deals. I don't do Black Friday shopping, said Sarah Perkins, 24, as she leisurely browsed the quiet South End shop Felicity Sweets this morning...
President Barack Obama is doing his part to support small businesses. Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha dropped in Saturday at Washington's Politics and Prose bookstore and purchased what he said was a "long list" of books that included "The Kite
Maine (AP) Maine officials are encouraging residents to shop at local shops on Saturday to support the local economy. Saturday is Small Business Saturday, a national campaign to get people to shop at retailers and other small businesses the Saturday