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Business owners encourage Small Business Saturday

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

As Black Friday draws near an end that doesn't mean the savings at some businesses will.

This Saturday is Small Business Saturday and one store manager says while it's not Black Friday, last year she saw a substantial gain in sales.

"We have noticed an increase in our sales for that day, and people are coming in specifically and saying I am here to shop because of small business Saturday and I want to support our local merchants," said Place on the Point Manager Honey Bolton.

We caught up with Joy McCollum and her daughter Erinn Lowe, Friday, and we were told small business hits close to home and that's why they'll be out Saturday.

"We're from a small business family and we really appreciate small business and we understand how hard it is to be a small business in this economy right now," said McCollum.

She says it's not all about supporting a local store that keeps these two coming back to small businesses. The experience counts as well.

"When you come into small business it's really personal. The staff really wants to help you and they know your family which is important," said McCollum.

Now Bolton is encouraging everybody to shop small Saturday because she says small businesses are the backbone of the economy.

"Small business makes up so much of our economy. Without small business we're going to be in trouble so we've got to keep supporting our stores and merchants," said Bolton.

Small business owners say when you support them, you support the whole community because the money they make stays local.

 

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