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PORT CHESTER, NY — Small businesses have been the hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic, making Small Business Saturday in 2020 more vital than ever. This year, the all-local shopping event falls on Nov. 28 including in Port Chester.

Independently owned boutiques, gift shops, mom-and-pop hardware stores, restaurants and the like in Port Chester are facing unprecedented challenges due to coronavirus-related restrictions and shutdowns.

The list of Small Business Saturday participants continues to grow, despite the pandemic. Here are some of the businesses that have signed up so far:

  • Bevmax
  • Sportech
  • Learning Express Toys

Temporary closures, capacity restrictions, decreased demand for products and services and delays due to supply-chain issues have led to unprecedented challenges for small-business owners.

But the “Shop Small” movement continues amid these hardships.

“This holiday season looks a little different, but we can still share joy,” American Express, which established Small Business Saturday in 2010, said

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Katie Carrera opened a new floral shop in Denver in October and is looking for a boost in sales.

DENVER — When it comes to holiday shopping, Katie Carrera said she hopes people come out to see her flower shop in Denver called Fern and Bloom.

“I just got started actually opened in October, so was really counting on the holidays for a lot of shopping and holiday gifts,” Carrera said.

She started up during COVID-19 restrictions, braving challenges felt by businesses everywhere.

“If I could make it happen in a pandemic, then it was the right thing to do,” Carrera said.

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Carrera said she wants people to pay more attention to small businesses than the usual draw of big national stores. She said she wants the attention of people like Samantha Ryan.

“Yeah, I think that a lot of

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Small Business Saturday is an American shopping holiday that celebrates small businesses and it happens every year on the last Saturday of November. Founded in 2010 by American Express, Small Business Saturday is a great way to promote your small business because unlike other popular shopping days like Black Friday and Cyber Monday, you don’t have to compete with the big guys. 

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So, it’s important that you take advantage of Small Business Saturday this year if you want to attract more shoppers to your business and generate more sales. But, how can you stand out on Small Business Saturday and grab the attention of shoppers?

Check out these 5 ideas for a successful Small Business Saturday. 

1. Put up signage

If you want to have a successful Small Business Saturday this year, first you need to remind your customers of the shopping holiday. So,

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Sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is Small Business Saturday, a national initiative to shop local and break away from large box stores. However, this year shoppers will notice a few changes because of COVID-19.

For many independent shops, like Zoolikins Children’s Boutique in Scottsdale, Ariz., Small Business Saturday is typically their busiest day of the year.

“We’ve done it every year and this year we’re offering 20% off your entire purchase,” said Britney Matz, marketing and events coordinator at Zoolikins.

Zoolikins children's boutique in Scottsdale, Ariz., is busy preparing for Small Business Saturday and holiday traffic (Stephanie Bennett/Fox News).

Zoolikins children’s boutique in Scottsdale, Ariz., is busy preparing for Small Business Saturday and holiday traffic (Stephanie Bennett/Fox News).

They now require mask use inside their store due to COVID-19 precautions, and they also added hand sanitizing stations and revamped their website.

“So as a children boutique we’ve always taken extra precautions to sanitize for our customers, we have a lot of pregnant moms and

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HOMEWOOD-FLOSSMOOR, IL — Small businesses have been the hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic, making Small Business Saturday in 2020 more vital than ever. This year, the all-local shopping event falls on Nov. 28 including in both Homewood and Flossmoor.

Independently owned boutiques, gift shops, mom-and-pop hardware stores, restaurants and the like in Homewood and Flossmoor are facing unprecedented challenges due to coronavirus-related restrictions and shutdowns.

The list of Small Business Saturday participants continues to grow, despite the pandemic. Here are some of the businesses that have signed up so far:

Lassens Sports Bar & Gril

Maple Tree Inn Blue Island

Redbird Cafe

Nail Salon Homewood Nailique Spa

Yesterdays Gentlemen Spa

Flossmoor Station Restaurant

Goldstar Software

Pj Nails

View more Homewood and Flossmoor businesses participating here.

Temporary closures, capacity restrictions, decreased demand for products and services and delays due to supply-chain issues have led to unprecedented challenges for small-business owners.

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A stretch of stores along the base of Munjoy Hill had open signs out and were ready for business as part of small business Saturday, November 28, 2015.

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As holiday shopping gets into gear this weekend, its uncertain how Small Business Saturday on Nov. 28 will move the needle and help the millions of business owners on Main Street struggling to survive. According to a Small Business Saturday Survey conducted by SurveyMonkey and CNBC, 43% of shoppers plan to spend less this holiday season than they did in 2019, and only 6% plan to spend the most money on Small Business Saturday.

The national study conducted from Nov.,16-18 released on Friday, surveyed 3,122 individuals age 18 to over 65. The survey was conducted using SurveyMonkey’s online platform and based on its survey methodology.

This could be foreboding news for small business

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The stakes are higher than ever for small businesses this holiday season, as their owners make last-ditch efforts to recoup sales lost to the coronavirus pandemic.

Every day of the year is important for a small business, but “Small Business Saturday,” launched by American Express a decade ago, is particularly relevant — and even poignant — this holiday season, with record numbers of small businesses suffering financially this pandemic year. Consider:

  • More than 100,000 small businesses have already shuttered during the pandemic, with more closures potentially on the way.
  • Total small business revenue in the U.S. plunged 32% as of November 16 from January levels, according to data from the Opportunity Insights Economic Tracker based out of Harvard University. 
  • 1 in 5 small-business owners said that they will have to shut down if economic conditions don’t improve within six months, according to a survey from the National Federation of
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ROBINSON AND MOON, PA — The coronavirus outbreak has taken an enormous toll on small businesses, making small Business Saturday more important than ever this year. The all-local shopping event occurs Saturday.

From independently owned restaurants, gift shops, hardware stores and boutiques, small businesses have been forced to confront significant challenges this year because of coronavirus-related restrictions and shutdowns. Those challenges have included mandatory closures, capacity limits, decreased product demand and delays because of supply-chain issues.

But the “Shop Small” movement continues as the crisis continues. The list of Small Business Saturday participants is expanding despite the pandemic. Among the Robinson and Moon businesses that will be participating:

  • Mike Ditka’s Restaurant
  • Mission BBQ
  • Armstrong’s Restaurant
  • Thai Foon
  • Quaker Steak & Lube
  • Globe Car Wash
  • Saga Steakhouse & Sushi Bar
  • House of Brews
  • All-Star Bar & Grill
  • Kiyosui
  • Eggs ‘N At
  • The Four Twelve Project
  • Forgotten Taste Pierogies
  • Harbison-Walker
  • Angelina’s Pizza
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CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, PA — The coronavirus outbreak has taken an enormous toll on small businesses, making small Business Saturday more important than ever this year. The all-local shopping event occurs Saturday.

From independently owned restaurants, gift shops, hardware stores and boutiques, small businesses have been forced to confront significant challenges this year because of coronavirus-related restrictions and shutdowns. Those challenges have included mandatory closures, capacity limits, decreased product demand and delays because of supply-chain issues.

But the “Shop Small” movement continues as the crisis continues. The list of Small Business Saturday participants is expanding despite the pandemic. Among the Cranberry businesses that will be participating:

  • Firebirds Restaurant
  • Off The Hook
  • T-Bones Market
  • North Park Lounge
  • Real Thai Cuisine
  • Prosource Floor Coverings
  • Champs Pizza House
  • Matthew Jewelers
  • Pizza Joe’s
  • Owl Cleaners
  • Renaissance Day Spa
  • Rowan Road Driving
  • Elles Beauty Bar
  • Dtc Health
  • Baseball Card Castle
  • 5th Avenue Fido

“This holiday season

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Small Business Saturday is usually an elbow-to-elbow affair of big crowds and big sales at local retailers, but business owners are stretching out and down-shifting the celebrations a bit in 2020.

“It’s tough because there was a nice, positive energy to that weekend,” said Patrick Holland, who owns Mountain Top Toys on Signal Mountain and Learning Express on the North Shore. “You really can’t do it the same way.”

But there are still deals to be had during the extended sales retailers are offering, and local stores are offering enhanced online shopping, delivery and curbside pickup options, Holland said. And it’s more important than ever to support local businesses, he added.

“We do 30% to 35% of our business in six to seven weeks,” he said. “Who you support these next four to five weeks are who will survive next year.”

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