The "Holiday Shopping Craze" is quickly approaching, and there are many specialty days to choose from. The ever-so-popular Black Friday brings deals and savings at the malls, and Cyber Monday treats the growing online shopping trend.
But now, there's a new player in the shopping world, Small Business Saturday, focused on giving the growing entrepreneurs a voice in the game.
The Saturday following Thanksgiving don't wake up at 4 a.m. or stare at your computer, take a pleasant stroll to your local business to find unique gifts for this holiday season.
The second annual Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to asking people to "Shop Small" to help fuel the economy.
Here's a business to add to your shopping list:
|Owners||Dave Smith and Deidra Youmans|
8608 Main St.
|Holiday Hours||8 a.m. to 8 p.m.|
|Holiday Specials||All India jewelry and purses are 50 percent off and all pottery is 15 percent off until Nov. 27.
|What draws people to your business?||"Our biggest draw is the Art Car we park out front, all walks of life take pictures of it daily. I suppose the oddity of the selection would be next and then there are all the fans of Deidra, the folk-artist, that is making things for the store every single day."|
|Why do you like being in Downtown Woodstock?||"Woodstock is in what I refer to as the diaper stage: it has all the components to draw on a family and shopping oriented district. In time as more people become aware of it's amazing transformation, I believe it will be a destination place perhaps like LP5 [Little 5 Points] or Roswell. But as we all know, time takes time."|
|What is the best part of being a small business owner?||"Working at your own pace. Well, sometimes. Not having to punch a time clock or answer to someone else's decisions you have to follow. Most of all, it's meeting people each day that we have an awesome time carrying on with."|