Small Business Saturday Could Be Big Help

Whether it's a gimmick or a real thing small business owners say the added attention on Saturday helps.

At the Cat’s Meow in Fairhope–the manager says Black Friday was pretty good.

“We were all pleased, we had a drink last night to celebrated, didn’t we Gwen?” asks Manager Sarah Schemmer with a smile. She’s gearing up for a Saturday she hopes is just as profitable.

The owner of the Cat's Meow in Fairhope said Black Friday was very good for their store.
The owner of the Cat’s Meow in Fairhope said Black Friday was very good for their store.

“The downtown business association has always been strong and we urge members of our community to shop local,” said Schemmer. Whether it’s a small gimmick pushed by a credit card company or something real, business owners know it’s the small touches on small business Saturday that can make a difference.

“We talk a lot to our customers, we share we make them comfortable when they come in,” said 4 Bags Co-Owner Sharon Davis. Sometimes the hardest part about staying in business as a small business comes down the perseverance.

“Through the good months, through the slow months busy months you have to keep your routine going,” said the owner of the Church Mouse Mary Ann Johnson.

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