Downtown Columbia businesses prepare for Small Business Saturday.

With Thanksgiving now over, attention turns to the rest of the holiday season and all that it entails. This includes gift giving and downtown Columbia businesses are gearing up for one of the biggest shopping days of the year with Small Business Saturday. In the year Founded in 2010 by American Express, it was a … Read more

Will Small Business Saturday outdo Black Friday this year?

Black Friday is an example of the beginning of the holiday shopping season. According to data from the National Retail Federation, 130.7 million people plan to shop on Black Friday this year. But between Black Friday and Cyber ​​Monday is Small Business Saturday — an opportunity for shoppers to support their local communities and check … Read more

Turkey is a big business in North Carolina and is the 2nd largest producer in the US

If you’re planning a turkey as the centerpiece of your Thanksgiving dinner, chances are it’s an NC-raised bird. This is the reason. When you hear the words chocolate and chip, turkey may not be the first food that comes to mind. But last November, two turkeys named Chocolate and Chip from Monroe, NC, earned the … Read more

Americans plan to spend nearly $125 billion with small businesses during the 2023 holiday shopping season.

A new Intuit QuickBooks survey shows that 42 percent of U.S. consumers, roughly 109 million people, expect to spend more this holiday season than last year, with nearly half of consumers expected to shop 50% or more at small businesses. These findings and more are from Intuit Inc., maker of TurboTax, Credit Karma, QuickBooks and … Read more