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Small Business Saturday

Wilmington ranked 9th for local Christmas shopping

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videoWilmington is the place to be for local holiday shopping. According to a recent study by Yelp, the Port City ranks No. 9 in the nation for shopping local this holiday season. Full story...
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Local store owners say shopping small has big benefits

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videoEvery year, big box stores offer doorbuster deals to shoppers on Black Friday. But local Mom and Pop stores say shopping small just a day later has bigger benefits. Full story...
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Small NC retailers seeking shoppers on Saturday

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A Forsyth County goat dairy, a Winston-Salem book publisher and a Charlotte lawn sign company are among the North Carolina companies holding special events or offering unexpected discounts to draw shoppers on Small Business Saturday. Full story...
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Black Friday offers special deal for music lovers

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videoRecord Store Day may be a hidden gem among the Black Friday doorbusters, but you won't find it at those big box stores. Smaller shops like Gravity Records on Castle Street in Wilmington will feature limited edition music that will only be on the shelves Friday. Full story...
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Big Gals say narrow focus a key for small biz to compete

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videoSmall Business Saturday is a chance for local stores to go up against the big box stores that get packed on Black Friday. We swung by Big Gals Boutique on S. Kerr Ave. in Wilmington to see how they are preparing for the holiday shopping season. Full story...
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Forget Black Friday, as Brown Thursday nears

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videoThe early bird gets the worm, but perhaps misses the whole turkey. Some stores are opening their doors before the table is even set this Thanksgiving. The earlier stores are opening, the more people are asking when is enough, enough. Full story...
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Shopping small puts big bucks into economy

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video This weekend kicked off “Small Business Saturday,” a nation-wide push for the support of Mom and Pop stores. In Wilmington, a few small shops felt the effects of the campaign. They say there was a theme to all the madness. Full story...
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Small businesses booming after holiday weekend

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video With Cyber Monday coming to a close tonight, local business owners are celebrating a weekend they say was the most profitable of 2011. They’re hoping this is just a preview of what they can expect for the rest of the holiday shopping season. Full story...
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Shoppers say local all the way on Small Business Saturday

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video For the second year in a row, American Express urged shoppers to participate in Small Business Saturday and stay local when crossing off their Christmas lists. Full story...
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As Black Friday and Small Business Saturday approach, where are the best deals

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video Let the games begin. The holiday shopping season kicks off in just a couple of days. This weekend there's a push for shoppers to buy local. Can you get a good deal at a small business, or are big box stores the way to go? Full story...
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