UNDATED (AP) - Small businesses across the country are ready for "Small Business Saturday," a day for people to buy holiday gifts at local shops and businesses.
Shop Small is sandwiched between Black Friday, a day-long frenzy at the large chain stores, and Cyber Monday, when Internet retailers have special offers to entice people to spend online.
Julee Evans, the owner of a children's boutique in Richmond, Virginia, says Small Business Saturday gives her a chance to show her appreciation to her customers for keeping her in business even though they could very easily go to the chains and the big box stores.
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