black friday http://wkms.org en Small Business Saturday Pays Big Dividends http://wkms.org/post/small-business-saturday-pays-big-dividends <p>Many holiday shoppers rush out to big chain stores on Black Friday, but an initiative for local businesses urges people to visit small shops tomorrow. Holiday shopping is crucial for many businesses recovering from a rough economy. Small Business Saturday encourages shoppers to shop locally. Chris Wooldridge is district director for the Kentucky Small Business Development Center. He says small businesses tend to fall off many consumers' "radar" when compared to so-called "big box stores" on Black Fridays and Cyber Mondays,&nbsp;which usher in the Christmas shopping season. Fri, 23 Nov 2012 16:33:35 +0000 Dave Shinall & Whitney Jones 24851 at http://wkms.org Small Business Saturday Pays Big Dividends Initiative Focuses Shoppers on Local Retailers for the Holiday http://wkms.org/post/initiative-focuses-shoppers-local-retailers-holiday <p></p><p>Many holiday shoppers rush out for Black Friday, but an initiative for local businesses is urging people to visit smaller shops on Saturday. Holiday shopping is crucial for many businesses as they recover from a rough economy. Small Business Saturday is an effort to encourage shoppers to check items off their gift list within their communities. Wed, 21 Nov 2012 17:21:05 +0000 Whitney Jones 24788 at http://wkms.org Initiative Focuses Shoppers on Local Retailers for the Holiday