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Shopping small offers more than a deal

Posted at 6:18 PM, Nov 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-21 23:04:32-05

Most small business owners approach the start of holiday shopping season much more low key than the door buster deals of chain stores. “There’s not a line of people outside the door at 4:00 a.m.,” said Savory Spice Shop, Owner, Dick Fieg.

Make no mistake, small businesses want to see a lot of shoppers. Small Business Saturday is an important day of the year.”It’s by far our busiest day of the year.” A of lot of shoppers choose small businesses, because it can often be more than just a business transaction. “It’s really about helping people one on one, taking care of needs.”

Small business success is also important to the vitality of communities. “Sixty-eight cents out of every dollar spent at a local small business stays within the community,” said Dan Nordberg with the Small Business Administration, “That’s huge for economic impact locally, as well as for our statewide economic health.” SBA numbers also show 99% of all registered businesses in Colorado are small businesses. Small businesses employ over a million people in Colorado.

Small Business Saturday happens the last Saturday of November.