Small Business Saturday Up Next

By Mike Curkov |

Published 11/27 2015 09:50AM

Updated 11/27 2015 09:50AM

While Black Friday wraps up, our local stores are gearing up for Small Business Saturday tomorrow.

It's a day that Vermont's Small Business Association and Local First Vermont wants us to focus on small, local shops in the state's downtowns and local shopping centers.

Black Friday gets its name from the time of year big stores and corporations go into the black.

It's just as important for mom and pop shops.

"The last quarter is make or break for most retailers, especially in Vermont." Darcy Carter of Small Business Association told us in an interview on Local 44 News This Morning.

"There are statistics that show about 20% of retailers' annual sales come in these last 2 months for holiday shopping." said Wendy McArdle of Local First Vermont. "For small businesses it can be as much as 40%. So, it's a real make or break time. So, go in and support some of the local businesses that you really would hate to not be there and be part of the community. Go in and support them."

Click the video above to watch the full interview.

Copyright 2015 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

comments powered by Disqus