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Shop Local on Small Business Saturday

Just what is Small Business Saturday and why should you support it in Northeast Cobb?

Shop Local on Small Business Saturday

Big name national retailers take the spotlight on Black Friday as their deep price cuts pull in shoppers in droves.

What about mom-and-pop businesses in Northeast Cobb and beyond that are the backbone of America’s economy? When do they get their day?

That’s basically the question that was asked back in 2010 when the concept of Small Business Saturday was born.

Small Business Saturday is “a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities,” the  U.S. Small Business Administration explains on its website.

American Express gets the credit for founding the shopping holiday, which got its official start on Nov. 27, 2010, according to the  Small Business Saturday Facebook page. Celebrating its third year on Nov. 24, the event drew over 100 million people last year, according to the  Small Business Saturday website.

Locally owned business across the country now take part in Small Business Saturday, offering their own deals to rival those offered the day before on Black Friday.

To find retailers in Northeast Cobb that take part in the promotion, just visit the  Small Business Saturday website, click on “Find Out Where To Shop” in the menu at the top of the screen and type in ZIP code 30066.

What are your favorite small businesses in the Northeast Cobb area? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

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