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Shop Local on Small Business Saturday

Just what is Small Business Saturday and why should you support it in West Pasco?

Big name national retailers took the spotlight on Black Friday as their deep price cuts pull in shoppers in droves.

What about those mom-and-pop businesses all over West Pasco and beyond that are the backbone of America’s economy? Just when do they get their day?

That’s basically the question that was asked back in 2010 when the concept of Small Business Saturday was born.

Small Business Saturday is “a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities,” the U.S. Small Business Administration explains on its website.

American Express gets the credit for founding the shopping holiday, which got its official start on Nov. 27, 2010, according to the Small Business Saturday Facebook page. Celebrating its third year on Nov. 24, the event drew over 100 million people last year, according to the Small Business Saturday website.

Locally owned business across the country now take part in Small Business Saturday, offering their own deals to rival those offered the day before on Black Friday.

To find retailers in West Pasco that take part in the promotion, just visit the Small Business Saturday website, click on “Find Out Where To Shop” in the menu at the top of the screen and type in your ZIP code.

What are your favorite small businesses in West Pasco. Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

Rob Marlowe November 24, 2012 at 12:26 PM
Some of us don't accept American Express, but we DO participate in Small Business Saturday. I've got to get moving so I can open Gulfcoast Networking for the morning in a couple hours.
SANDRA L. FARRELL November 24, 2012 at 01:21 PM
You are right, Rob. I applied to put an ad in for my ONSTAGE MUSIC store on old CR 54, so New Port Richey would know we are participating, and , beause we don't accept American Express, they refused my ad. I encourage everyone from New Port Richey to go by the word "LOCAL SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY" or 'Keep it in Pasco'. Why give your business to Pinellas or any other surrounding counties. Our Sales Tax stays here, and our businesses are not inferior because we are in Pasco. Happy shopping. Hope to see you all soon.
Essentials of Trinity November 24, 2012 at 01:57 PM
Essentials of Trinity at 2445 State Road 54 is offering buy $100 worth of Gift Cards and get $20 GC FREE. Open seven days a week 9-9 Monday-Saturday and 10-6 Sundays.Home of Affordable Luxury where a one-hour Relaxation Massage is $25. 727-494-7660
Joyce Moore November 24, 2012 at 02:37 PM
Joyce Moore Dog Training is offering a "Home for the Holidays" Special offer. Please check out the website, www.JoyceMooreDogTraining.com so you precious pet can stay home for the holidays. We support local business!
Sylvia November 24, 2012 at 02:51 PM
What are some of the names of small businesses in Newport Richie So I can go shop at them
Sylvia November 24, 2012 at 02:51 PM
I am a single mom of two moved here about nine months ago Well moved back here I am a native of Newport Richie
Rob Marlowe November 24, 2012 at 03:44 PM
Sylvia, Pasco Camera on west of the bridge Main Street. Tell Jim Smetzer I sent you. Mezzalunas Restaurant. Michelle has gift cards available so you don't have to stuff a pizza in somebody's stocking. Karen's Gift Shop on Boulevard, just south of Main. Lots of cool gift ideas. Richey Suncoast Theatre... send someone to a great show. Progress Energy Art Gallery. Great stuff from local artists. Gulfcoast Networking, north of Main on Grand. Computers and accessories ("Me") Hope that helps.

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