Small Business Saturday to offer holiday boost

Eager shoppers will try out this weekend in hunt of deals for a gifts on their Christmas lists and locally owned businesses are fervent to offer their things on Small Business Saturday.

Set for Nov. 29, Small Business Saturday is quick apropos a holiday tradition, and Murfreesboro’s downtown merchants are anticipating to make it an eventuality this year.

“What people need to know is: This nation was built on backs of eccentric businesses,” pronounced Kathleen Herzog, executive of Main Street Murfreesboro, a nonprofit committed to progressing and compelling downtown.

Herzog pronounced $68 of each $100 spent during tiny businesses sojourn in a community. Only $43 out of each $100 spent during a inhabitant tradesman stays in a internal economy and 0 dollars spent online strech a internal economy.

The income spent during eccentric businesses stays in a village in a form of taxes, payroll and other expenses, that in spin supports other internal businesses and governments, she said.

“I know it’s easy to buy online, though it’s critical to support internal businesses,” Herzog said. “We have singular shops with good cost points.”

Independently owned retailers are located opposite a county, even in Colonial TownPark in Smyrna, Stones River Mall and The Avenue in Murfreesboro. But Rutherford County’s largest cluster of exclusively owned businesses is in downtown Murfreesboro, that is home to some-more than 80 internal retailers and restaurants.

To gain on Small Business Saturday, a Only Downtown Business Alliance has orderly a day of special events to captivate in shoppers.

Nearly a month of special activities will start on Small Business Saturday, commencement with a annual Downtown Christmas Open House, a jubilee of Small Business Saturday and, new for this year, a giveaway Holly Trolley Shopping Tours.

The open can park and stand aboard a red-and-green Holly Trolley from 1-5 p.m. Saturday and get on and off during will.

The track of a Holly Trolley Shopping Tour will cover a vast partial of downtown going north to a Oaklands Historic House Museum, south to Vine Street, easterly to Academy Street and west to Memorial Boulevard.

Parking will be accessible during a Heritage Center on College Street, Bank of America on East Main Street, Dreaming in Color and Oaklands on North Maney Avenue, Nurture Nook Day Spa on North Walnut Street, and Murfreesboro Athletic Club on Memorial Boulevard.

Many of a eccentric merchants will have refreshments, special assets during a eventuality and offer extended hours to their business until 6 p.m., with restaurants shutting later.

The participating businesses will have a dainty red-and-green balloon topiary subsequent to their front door.

“Shoppers can finish their present list Saturday, Dec. 13, when a Holly Trolley Shopping Tour will be offering again with after hours from 1-5 p.m.,” pronounced Susan Greer, ODBA member and owners of The Write Impression.

Small Business Saturday was combined by American Express in 2010 in response to tiny business owners’ many dire need, some-more customers, and has given grown into an annual jubilee of eccentric businesses.

Since a inception, Small Business Saturday has grown to strech millions of shoppers who spent an estimated $5.7 billion national in 2013, a 4 percent boost from a prior year, according to a Small Business Administration.

Contact Michelle Willard during 615-278-5164 or Follow her on Twitter @MichWillard.


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