| 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 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 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 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 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....
| Sep 5, 2013
| 11:43 AM
The Saturday after the Thanksgiving holiday has, in recent years, been dubbed “Small Business Saturday.” Last year, President Obama spent Small Business Saturday at a local independent bookstore in Virginia -- he and his daughters bought 15...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 4:41 PM
Bestselling author James Patterson wants to support independent bookstores, and he's putting his money where his heart is. On Monday he pledged to give $1 million to independent bookstores in the next year.
"We’re making this transition to e-...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 1:27 PM
It's not hard to find an author at a bookstore: Just go during the early evening and look for the person squinting under the bright lights, reading to a small crowd of people seated in folding chairs. But on Small Business Saturday, the roles will be...