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Today, November 24th, small businesses are on Saturday, and many business and small online stores offer great deals!
What are your favorite local small businesses for holiday gift shops? Let us know in the comments box.
Wondering why you should shop locally?
According to iheartretail.com:
* Small businesses donate 250% more than larger businesses for non-profit and social reasons. (Source: Seattle Good Business Network)
* If you spend $ 100 on a local business, it stays about $ 68 in your local economy. If you use the same for a large business, only $ 43 remains in the local economy. (Source: Civic Economics Study in Grand Rapids, Michigan)
Sarah Hall, WRAL Go Ask Mom editor, has put together a great list of dozens of local businesses run by parents who offer products that they have developed. [1[ads1]9659002] The list contains monogrammed handbags, scratches, wrapping paper and other items with black Christmas marks, a baby waddle blanket, chore and reward charts, hand painted glasses, bowls and more, natural skin care, unique jewelery with a Chilean influence, hand-held beverage , authentic jerk marinades and home decor.
Click below to view the full list of local small businesses from the annual Made By Mom Gift Guide.
For another great list of local businesses to consider, check out the article below from WRALs What's on?
And please share your favorite local retail and restaurant small businesses in the comments box.