Black Friday vs Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday

Nearly everyone knows that the day after Thanksgiving is Black Friday, a day when stores across the country offer amazing deals that you will only find once a year. While you probably have heard of Black Friday, you may not know about Small Business Saturday, the day following Black Friday and your chance to support local businesses, many of which will offer sales.

Celebrating Black Friday in Tuscaloosa

To shop during Black Friday in Tuscaloosa, all you have to do is find a major retailer with branches across the country. All the big box stores, department stores, and more will definitely have sales. Originally, Black Friday kicked off the holiday shopping season. It continues that tradition, but the sales have gotten more impressive. Now, you may end up standing in line for hours to get the best deals, although you will still get amazing discounts if you show up later in the day. Black Friday is good for shoppers who want a bargain and great for the businesses who participate, as this day makes up a large portion of their annual sales.

What About Small Business Saturday?

Since Black Friday tends to focus on large chain stores that can afford to offer the truly ridiculous deals the day is known for, Small Business Saturday began as a way to let local shops participate. You are likely to find multiple local businesses offering discounts on this day, but even if you don’t, you should still go shopping; this is your chance to support the local stores and help the Tuscaloosa economy. Head to downtown Tuscaloosa and pop in and out of your favorite stores. Or go shop at other small businesses you love in the area.

Ernest & Hadley Booksellers

Consider spending part of Small Business Saturday at Ernest & Hadley Booksellers. While there, you will find a unique variety of books from international, regional, and local authors. There is also plenty of room for book clubs to meet, and authors occasionally have signings. If you go on Small Business Saturday, keep in mind that the Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Makers Market

Perhaps one of the best ways to support several small businesses at once is to head to the Makers Market. This market has been part of the community since 2012 and is the largest craft mall in West Alabama. The Makers Market has spaces for local crafters and artists to sell their works without having to invest in a physical store. You will find a bit of everything, including tie-dye clothes, scarves, glass etching, corn hole bags and boards, and home decorations. You also can find hair bows, baby items, knit clothes, jewelry, quilts, furniture, and paintings.

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