Saturday, November 24, 2012
Start your holiday shopping at locally owned stores during Small Business Saturday.
Small Business Saturday is on Nov. 24 this year, two days after Thanksgiving. It is a day for everyone to support the small businesses that their community thrives on. American Express founded the day in 2010 to help small businesses get exposure during the holiday season, when they might be otherwise overlooked. With retailers buzzing around the holidays, it is important to support local small businesses that rely on their neighbors in order to continue prospering and building the local economy in Canton. "Since 1994, our mission is to provide our local communities a great neighborhood toy store experience where parents and grandparents can find unique toys that children will play with for hours," said Kathy Mabry of the Village Toy …
Friday, November 23, 2012
A few facts, figures and tidbits before heading out with the other crazed shoppers.
1. BLACK FRIDAY SHOPPING FORECAST: 2. BLACK FRIDAY HISTORY: The term “Black Friday” was coined in the 1960s to mark the kickoff to the Christmas shopping season. “Black” refers to stores moving from the “red” to the “black,” back when accounting records were kept by hand, and red ink indicated a loss, and black a profit. Ever since the start of the modern Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1924, the Friday after Thanksgiving has been known as the unofficial start to a bustling holiday shopping season. 3. BLACK FRIDAY MYTHS: 4. BLACK FRIDAY FACTS: 5. BLACK FRIDAY STATS YOU MAY HAVE NOT KNOWN:
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday rule the shopping roost after Thanksgiving.
If you have a black belt in Black Friday shopping, listen up: area big-box retailers are gearing up to dazzle bargain hunters on Black Friday! Not to be outdone, Target and Best Buy are also planning all-out holiday shopping assaults. According to an ad leaked online, Target's best deals will be for TVs, a Nook, a Nikon camera and an XBOX 360 Kinect bundle. At Best Buy, doorbusters include deals on TVs, phones and Samsung laptop bundles. Walmart will offer three items at low prices—an iPad, a TV and a Blu-ray player. According to TheBlackFriday.com, several other stores will also have doorbuster sales at midnight on Friday, including Kohl's. For the early morning traditionalists, some stores will open at 4 a.m. with special sales. If …
Monday, November 19, 2012
AOL Chairman and CEO Tim Armstrong gives advice to small business owners via Patch Partners.
There are several small businesses in Canton. Some of them may be places you and your family frequent, businesses that have been in Canton for as long as you can remember. And some may be your go-to places instead of national chains. AOL Chairman and CEO Tim Armstrong may stand behind a global brand, but he believes in the power of small businesses. In his recent interview with Patch Partners, a website connecting business owners to Patch in local communities, he offered his insight into what can set a small business above the rest of the competition. Small businesses can hold a lot of power if they are intuitive with their customer base, Armstrong said. “Small businesses can be nimble and can have intimate relationships with their …
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Small business owner Linda Fuller offers tips for growing your business and offering more services to expand cliental .
There are several small businesses in Canton. Some of them may be places you and your family frequent, businesses that have been in Canton for as long as you can remember. And some may be your go-to places instead of national chains. Small business owner Linda Fuller is no stranger to starting a business from the ground up. In her recent interview with Patch Partners, a website connecting business owners to Patch in local communities, she offers insight into how she expanded her business’s services from just flowers to wine, beer and gourmet gift baskets at Lake Anne Florist in Reston, Virginia. Homework must be done first, she said. “Research what’s compatible with your own products and services, what the current trends are and what your …
Friday, November 25, 2011
Shop local on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday.
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Friday, November 25, 2011
Contributed By Joan Marie Driscoll Several new businesses have opened up in Canton with many unique products and services that can make great holiday gifts this year. There are also many local businesses that have been open for years and have fresh new products to offer, not only for gifts, but for entertaining as well. “Small Business Saturday”, an event sponsored by American Express, is Saturday, November 26. The company has a great offer for people who will be shopping in small businesses the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend. They will be offering shoppers a onetime $25.00 dollar statement credit when they use their cards at a small business. You can be part of this event if you shop local in Canton this holiday season. Shopping local…