With big-box retailers gearing up for Black Friday sales, small businesses are out to prove that "bigger" isn't always better.
Mom-and-pop store owners are hoping Saturday will be a big sales draw. The idea behind Small Business Saturdays is that shopping locally can mean big growth for local economies.
As sales grow bigger at retail giants each holiday season, it can be difficult for smaller, local shops to get in on the door-buster action. That's why American Express is once again teaming with small businesses. They're letting shoppers know that shopping small is a benefit for everyone. Several Dothan stores are joining in and Ronnie's Menswear is one of them.
Owner Ronnie Brown says Small Business Saturday is a breath of fresh air for shoppers.
"You save a lot of money; maybe you don't have as many people. And you still get that personal service, people who'll help you find what you want, fit you if you need fitting, and wait on you and get you going in a hurry."
Eagle Eye Outfitters, Love 2 Run and Hissyfits are also participating in Small Business Saturday.
Follow the link below for a complete list of local businesses you can support.