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Small Business Saturday Puts Big Emphasis on Local

Small Business Saturday is a type of shopper’s holiday like Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It’s hosted every year by American Express, and many small businesses in Vancouver are doing something special for shoppers in the spirit of supporting small businesses.

The benefits include keeping money in the local economy and keeping locally owned stores in business.

“It’s usually one of our best days out of the year,” said Mary Sisson, who owns Kazoodles toy store with her husband, Bob. “People understand that small business matters in the community. We offer something that big-box stores can’t.”

Betty Low, an employee for two years at Kazoodles, said that Small Business Saturday “lets people know that we are locally owned,” she said.

Milner said that Small Business Saturday usually doubles revenue for that day compared to any others.

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