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Holiday sales: The best is yet to come

Did your small business have lackluster sales on Black Friday or Small Business Saturday? Don’t worry. The rest of the holiday shopping season promises to be very kind to brick-and-mortar shops.

Dec 04, 2017

Report: Sales were down on Small Business Saturday this year

Sales slowed on Small Business Saturday compared to last year, but there’s still a lot to like about a day that’s dedicated to driving business to Main Street.

Nov 29, 2017

Maine retailers upbeat about holiday spending (Portland Press Herald)

Black Friday typically ignites retail sales, but shopping is expected to be robust right through Christmas. BY J. CRAIG ANDERSON STAFF WRITER Jackson Garcia, 6, center, is flanked by his cousins Emma Bennett, 6, left, and her sister Elizabeth Bennett on Wednesday as they survey a sprawling series of model train sets at the Winter […]

Nov 26, 2017

Small businesses see bigger uptick on Black Friday, study says (Ahwatukee Foothill News)

By Wayne Schutsky, AFN Staff Writer Nov 24, 2017 Despite its reputation as a boon for big-box stores, Black Friday also provides a sales boost for small businesses. In fact, according to one business services firm, Black Friday has a more significant economic impact on local retailers than Small Business Saturday. Business software provider Womply […]

Nov 26, 2017

Small Business Saturday: Shore businesses offer alternative to Black Friday mania (Asbury Park Press)

Michael L. Diamond, @mdiamondapp Published 5:00 a.m. ET Nov. 24, 2017 | Updated 8:58 p.m. ET Nov. 24, 2017 SPRING LAKE – Alison Maccione, the owner of Barefoot, an “athleisure” boutique on Third Avenue in Spring Lake, will spend this Saturday working her usual hours (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) with the usual number of employees […]

Nov 24, 2017

Small shops ready for their big day (Columbus Dispatch)

By Tim Feran The Columbus Dispatch Posted Nov 23, 2017 at 9:49 PM Small businesses across central Ohio are gearing up for the eighth annual Small Business Saturday, and even though they are competing for attention against everything from big-box retailers’ Black Friday events to the Ohio State-Michigan game, they anticipate another successful day. This year, […]

Nov 23, 2017

Black Friday better for retailers — even small stores — than Small Business Saturday (The Bismark Tribune)

FARGO — Even for small businesses here, Black Friday could be a better day for sales than Small Business Saturday. That’s a main takeaway from a new national analysis of transactions at nearly 65,000 retailers in the U.S., including about 200 businesses in North Dakota, during the 2016 holiday shopping season. Womply’s new analysis found […]

Nov 22, 2017

Black Friday lifts all retailers, analysts say (The Green Sheet)

When Black Friday opens the holiday season Nov. 24, 2017, the surge of in-store and online shopping will benefit Main Street, not just big-box retailers, according to retail analysts. A new study published Nov. 14, by Womply, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider, found 2016 Black Friday sales surpassed Small Business Saturday and December 23 among small […]

Nov 22, 2017

Holiday shopping expected to beat last year; hopes high for Small Business Saturday (Denver Business Journal)

By Monica Mendoza  –  Reporter, Denver Business Journal Nov 22, 2017, 11:02am MST Updated 2 hours ago It looks like shoppers will come through for retailers this holiday season. Holiday retail sales are expected to rise 4.2 percent above last year nationwide. And that would make it the strongest seasonal jump since 2014, said Chris Christopher, executive […]

Nov 22, 2017

Shoppers gearing up for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday (Columbia Regional Business Report)

By Travis Boland NOV 22, 2017 Black Friday has quickly become the United States’ newest tradition as shoppers take to the streets in the wee hours of the morning looking for bargains. Many of these shoppers head to the big-box stores for items such as televisions and laptops, but according to a recent data […]

Nov 22, 2017

Business for Breakfast 11/20/17 (Money Radio 1510, Arizona)

  Listen as Womply’s Head of Communications, Brad Plothow, shares our holiday sales analysis and what it might mean for Arizona retailers with one of the state’s top business shows. Source:

Nov 21, 2017

Small Business Saturday deals promoted in bid for holiday sales (Palm Beach Post)

By Jennifer Sorentrue – Palm Beach Post Staff Writer As shoppers pack big-box stores this weekend looking for Black Friday discounts and doorbuster deals, small business owners in one West Palm Beach neighborhood are hoping to snag their slice of the Thanksgiving shopping rush by offering their own promotions and flash sales. This year, business owners […]

Nov 21, 2017

Black Friday shopping: Stores catch holiday spirit — for family or profit (Knoxville News Sentinel)

Jim Gaines, USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee Published 8:00 a.m. ET Nov. 20, 2017 As some retailers pull back from Thanksgiving openings, outdoor gear store REI is going them one better. Instead of opening on the holiday to get a jump on Black Friday shopping, REI will keep all its 154 stores closed not just […]

Nov 20, 2017

Louisiana holiday shopping expected to top 2016 totals because of two key factors (The Advocate)

BY TIMOTHY BOONE | TBOONE@THEADVOCATE.COM NOV 19, 2017 – 12:30 AM National retail organizations are projecting consumers will spend 3.6 percent to 4 percent more this holiday shopping season than in 2016, and activity at Louisiana stores should be even better than that. Helping stoke demand in south Louisiana is that households have largely recovered […]

Nov 19, 2017

Alaska, Maryland, and North Dakota are the friendliest states to local retailers on Black Friday

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and December 23 were the biggest holiday sales days for small business retailers last season. We broke down the impact on all 50 states.

Nov 16, 2017

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