Nov 13, 2012
How to Find the Perfect Gift and Support Local BusinessesBy JSOnline.com

It’s hard to imagine a community that thrives without the help of local businesses. One of the best ways to show that you value a community with unique local businesses is to shop at those establishments.

The holiday shopping season is the perfect time to explore what the local businesses in your neighborhood have to offer. Exploring local shops is also one of the best ways to find unique gifts for your friends and family that simply can’t be found elsewhere.

Many shoppers revel in the discounts that larger retailers offer leading up to Black Friday, and holiday shopping is a Thanksgiving weekend tradition. Now small businesses are banding together – with the help of some bigger businesses – in an effort to get people to shop small and local during the same weekend. Small Business Saturday, the day after Black Friday, gives shoppers a chance to support businesses in their neighborhoods.

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