Small Business Saturday

The Grey Dog restaurant on Mulberry Street (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Residents Shop Local For Small Business Saturday

Jim Wittmann said a special day dedicated to shopping and eating local, independent businesses can bring in new customers.

11/29/2014

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Why Small Business Saturday Is Important For Your Community

Small Business Saturday will take place nationwide this year on November 29th. Since its launch in 2010 it has helped change the landscape of big-city neighborhoods and small town U.S.A.

11/27/2014

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How To Navigate The Best Deals and Sales This Holiday Season

Don’t get lost in the sea of sales, coupons, flyers and email lists. Take a little time to organize and you can save a bundle this holiday season.

10/31/2014

Shoppers get an early start on holiday purchases at a Best Buy in Jersey City. (Credit TV 10/55)

Holiday Sales Draw Bigger Crowds But Spending May Be Down

But total spending is expected to fall for the first time ever since the trade group began tracking it in 2006, according to the survey that was released on Sunday. Over the four days, spending fell an estimated 2.9 percent to $57.4 billion.

12/01/2013

Small Business Saturday: Hoboken

Mom-And-Pop Retailers Welcome Customers For Small Business Saturday

The Thanksgiving weekend shopping frenzy was set to continue, hopefully calmer, with Small Business Saturday.

11/30/2013

Customers line up to pay for their items at Toys"R"Us in Times Square on Thanksgiving day on November 28, 2013 in New York City.  Black Friday shopping began early again this year with most major retailers opening their doors on Thanksgiving day. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Analysts: Thanksgiving Retail Openings May Have Cut Into Black Friday Sales

A few retailers opened stores on Thanksgiving for the last few years. This year, at least a dozen major retailers did so, with some opening earlier in the day. That led some analysts to question whether the Thanksgiving openings would take away sales on Black Friday.

11/30/2013

Shop.org's Cyber Monday Website (credit: CBS 2)

Experts Estimate $1.5 Billion In Sales On Cyber Monday

Americans clicked away for deals on Cyber Monday, which is expected to be the biggest online shopping day in history.

11/26/2012

Cash register (credit: CBS 2)

Local Retailers Get A Boost From Small Business Saturday

In advance on Small Business Saturday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the formation of a grant program designed to help small merchants who are critical to the local economies.

11/25/2012

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Sandy-Ravaged Shops Hope For Boost On Small Business Saturday

Black Friday was the big day for major retailers, but Saturday is all about the mom and pop stores.

11/24/2012

Receding floodwaters from Sandy in Hoboken - Nov. 1, 2012 (credit: David Wachs)

N.J. Mom-And-Pops Gearing Up For National Small Business Saturday

If you want to skip the mega-malls and big department stores, think small. Local mom-and-pop shops also have holiday deals.

11/23/2012

Babylon Small Business (credit: CBS 2)

Local Store Owners Hope To Bounce Back From Effects Of Sandy On ‘Small Business Saturday’

In Babylon on Long Island, small shops are feeling the strain from two weeks of lost sales, storm-damaged products and buildings and customers dealing with personal crises and fewer discretionary dollars.

11/20/2012

Shopping bags

Small Business Saturday Launched To Spur Sales

In an effort help boost sales for independent merchants, New York launched Small Business Saturday between Black Friday and Cyber Monday — two of the busiest shopping days of the year.

11/27/2010

Kenneth Chenault, CEO of American Express, right, speaks while New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg listens during a news conference in New York, Monday, Nov. 8, 2010. American Express and Bloomberg are trying to spur business for small businesses by launching a program called "Small Business Saturday" to fall in between the better known shopping days of "Black Friday" and "Cyber Monday". (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Mayor Bloomberg Promotes ‘Small Business Saturday’

Bloomberg said small businesses are the glue that holds communities together.

11/08/2010