San Antonio 'shops small' on Small Business Saturday

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Small Business Saturday was started by American Express in 2010. "So far, it's been double the business for this time of year".

"Half of everyone in Illinois, half of everyone in America works for a locally-owned small business", said Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner at a bakery in Chicago's Little Village neighborhood. "We're close enough to the Main Line, where even though we're in Philadelphia technically, it's a small shopping district that they're able to reach".

As part of the promotion, small businesses have a number of sales and discounts available.

"We're actually calling it Small Business Caturday and it's a chance to give back to our customers", she said.

For Road Runner, he says that's huge.

Twenty seven years later, she is still serving the community. "We have lots of people that come into Karma that sell stuff on the side or make stuff".

"I wouldn't shop any other place, because I've known them for such a long period of time", agrees Gerry Malkin, a Road Runner shopper.

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Hutchison added that she has local artisans who have their items in the store.

"I started out on my dining room table, and so many people still remember coming to my house over on Charleston Square", Jackson said.

"It's become quite a weekend that we depend on to really get us through to the end of the year", she explained. "It's a great thing to have the opportunity to do this", Solorio said. Small Business Saturday encourages getting your morning caffeine fix at the local coffee shops, hiring local service providers to pump your gas, clean your carpets, and paint your nails, and finally wrapping up the day at one of the Cape's many eateries or drinking establishments.

"Belive me, I'm all for that", she said.

"I think it's a nice incentive for people to come out", she said, "they don't have to worry about parking".

Her business offers Swedish, deep tissue, and bamboo massage, as well as aromatherapy.