Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, gets more attention in the media as a peak shopping day, but the day after — Small Business Saturday — might be a more important day, according to local businesspeople.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been brutal on small businesses that often don't have the resources to weather sharp economic downturns. Small businesses are key not only to the community's economic health but to the nation's.
Julie Lawton, president of the Homewood Business Association, said more than 99% of the 31.7 million businesses in the country, are in the . . .
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