Small Business Saturday isn’t a novelty anymore – independent retailers depend on it

For Mackenzi Farquer, Small Business Saturday is a big deal. The owner of Queens, New York-based Lockwood gift shop, which sells kitchenware, clothing and paper goods, says there’s often barely room to stand in her locations on the retail holiday between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. “It’s our busiest day […]

Business to be ‘named and shamed’ on late payments to small firms

Big businesses and governments delaying payments to small business suppliers will be “named and shamed” after the Morrison government asked the small business ombudsman to review the impact of late payments on the cash flow of small firms. The government-directed review, which could lead to new laws or more industry-led […]

6 New Year’s Resolutions For The 99% Of The Nation’s Small Business Retailers

The National Retail Federation reports that today there are some 3,793,621 retail establishments in the United States, and nearly 99% count as small businesses with less than 50 employees. Unlike the 1% big retailers at the top, the 99%ers don’t have legions of MBA’s to guide their businesses, and few […]

Local merchants await you with open arms on Small Business Saturday

A woman walked into Bloomsbury Lane Toy Shoppe in Lancaster last Christmas, almost in tears. She had spent several hours wandering aimlessly through a big box store, trying to find presents for children on her list. She had gotten nowhere and was feeling overwhelmed. Crystal Newman welcomed the woman into […]

10 Super Cool Gifts to Buy Online on Small Business Saturday

Although mass-marketed Black Friday deals tend to hog all of the attention, you should really make note of the great gifts on sale for Small Business Saturday 2017. You might be wondering, just what is Small Business Saturday, anyway? Small Business Saturday was actually first conceived in 2010 by credit card company American […]