Small Business Saturday boosts local economy

POSTED: Friday, November 25, 2011 - 2:02pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 8:54am

WACO -- Employees at Amelia's Fashion Exchange know people want deals.

"We're going to have 75 percent off on most items," said assistant store manager Kayla Wilsher.

So on Saturday, nationally known as Small Business Saturday, they're asking people to ditch the lines at the mega stores and "keep it in the family".

"If you shop locally I mean it benefits the entire community not just you know, big businesses that it goes elsewhere," said Wilsher.

According to the Small Business Saturday web site, in the last 20 years small businesses have created 65 percent of new jobs.

And for every $100 spent, $68 of that returns to the community through taxes, payroll, or other expenditures.

"Another thing you get with our business, our local business, we pay cash for clothes. So if you're looking to spend even more money in the community we give cash for clothes or you can spend it in the store with store credit with us," said Wilsher.

And when shopping locally you may find items that are one of a kind.

"With our shop you get some unique items where you can't even find them anywhere else, at a very low price," said Wilsher.
 

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