| Feb 16, 2015
| 8:14 AM
TALLAHASSEE - After passing a glut of sales tax holidays last year, lawmakers are preparing for another this year, this one targeting small businesses.
Bills from Sen. Rene Garcia, R-Miami, and Rep. Jay Fant, R-Jacksonville, would eliminate the sales...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 7:53 PM
The shopping tradition known as Black Friday seems to have fallen victim to overzealous retailers offering deals much earlier in November and even opening on Thanksgiving. But in Naperville, and throughout the country, the annual Small Business Saturday...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 11:46 AM
Timeless Toys, a 20-year-old toy store in Lincoln Square, does not have many of the amenities often found in an "omnichannel" retail world. It does not offer free shipping. It does not do same-day delivery. It does not sell its products online, let...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 12:09 PM
Overall retail sales this holiday shopping season are looking up, and smaller Peninsula mom-and-pop shops are joining a new shop local campaign to grab their share.
About 20 local businesses reported mixed results for the weekend of Black Friday and...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 6:00 AM
It's December and quickly creeping toward the next holiday season. We have had Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday. How about taking a step back and giving a gift to yourself?
What about the gift of peace of mind by...
| Nov 26, 2014
Small business Saturday is Nov. 29 and what better way to support it than to shop small that day to make a big difference.
"It's neat to have grown and evolved with the community," said Lou Cuthbertson, who manages The Tackeria, an equestrian shop...
| Dec 7, 2014
| 4:37 AM
With Thanksgiving Day discounts, Black Friday door busters, Small Business Saturday specials and Cyber Monday savings all in the rear view mirror, are there any deals ahead for December shoppers?
Count on it, say consumer experts. Two of the season's...
| Nov 22, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Here are a few tips to smooth the way and help you save more on the biggest shopping weekend of the year.
Parking at Sawgrass Mills
With construction at Sawgrass Mills, finding a parking space at the Sunrise megamall this holiday season could turn...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Orlando’s Main Street program, which promotes the city’s local business districts and neighborhoods, has named nominees for its third annual Main Street Awards program.
The awards recognize achievements of the people involved and programs...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 1:21 AM
Happy Freebie Black Friday!
It's the biggest shopping day of the year and I'm here to help you save more with freebies, retail coupons and dining deals good right through Cyber Monday.
If you're out and about today, on Twitter, tweet your deals, best...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 2:25 AM
Get a free $10 purchase from American Express to celebrate Small Business Saturday.
If you have an American Express card, sign up for a $10 statement credit when you spend at least $10 at a participating business on Small Business Saturday on Nov. 30....