'It's All In The Experience': Minnesotans Shop Local On Small Business SaturdayEarly analytics show online sales for Thanksgiving and Black Friday are up 18 percent compared to a year ago, a reason Small Business Saturday is a crucial time to build business.
Local Shops See Big Turnout For Small Business SaturdayWhile the big box stores offer huge sales for Black Friday, small businesses offer things you can't find in a box.
Metro Transit Green Line Offers Free Rides For Small Business SaturdayWith all the hype around Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Metro Transit is hoping Minnesotans won't forget about Small Business Saturday.
Shoppers Keep It Local On 'Small Business Saturday'Managing a local business runs in the family for Angela Lessman. "I was around it my whole childhood," Lessman said. "I grew up in a store. My parents had a store for consignment for artists in Door County, Wisconsin."
Shinola North Hosts Pop-Up Market For Small Business SaturdayAfter Thanksgiving, after Black Friday, Small Business Saturday is the next event to celebrate. The Saturday after Thanksgiving is all about shopping local.
Mpls. Police Offer Shopping Safety Tips This Holiday SeasonBargain hunters were out awfully early Friday morning getting a jump start on their holiday wish-lists. The National Retail Federation says 140 million shoppers will search for the best deals this weekend.
Small Business Saturday Giving Big Money To Local ShopsSmall Twin Cities shops saw big business on Saturday. Every year shoppers are encouraged to support local businesses for "Small Business Saturday," the day after the Black Friday shopping holiday.
Why Small Business Saturday Is Important For Your CommunitySmall Business Saturday will take place nationwide this year on November 29th. Since its launch in 2010 it has helped change the landscape of big-city neighborhoods and small town U.S.A.
How To Navigate The Best Deals and Sales This Holiday SeasonDon't get lost in the sea of sales, coupons, flyers and email lists. Take a little time to organize and you can save a bundle this holiday season.
12-3 Local Author On President Obama's Reading List....On The Morning News With Dave LeeWhat a thrill for a Minnesota author! Click the link to listen to her reaction to the President reading her book!
Obama Picks Minn. Authors On Small Business Saturday President Obama was on a mission Saturday. After just 20 minutes, the first family left a privately-owned Washington D.C. bookstore with a stash of nearly two dozen books. Among them, three were penned by Minnesota authors: Kate DiCamillo’s “Floyd and Ulysses,” Cheryl Strayed’s “Wild” and “Heart of a Samurai” by Margi Preus. Preus, who lives in Duluth, was at a remote cabin in northern Minnesota over the weekend. She found about the famous purchase in a text message from her son. “I completely missed it!” Preus said via Skype. “It just said ‘Obama bought your book,’ and I was like ‘What?!’”
Hopes Are High For Shops On ‘Small Business Saturday’The Black Friday holiday shopping blitz has now stretched into a four-day shopping excursion. For mom and pop stores, the competition is bigger than ever. Sara Moulton spent Small Business Saturday shopping at one of her local favorites in Minneapolis, Patina. "The big stores are taking over holidays," Moulton said. "I just love supporting local businesses and giving back to the community." Patina manager Karin Tepparo says they don't tout deep discounts, but instead rely on their one-of-a-kind items to bring in customers.