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Nan Sutton assists a customer at Lulu Burgess on Small Business Saturday. Nan Sutton assists a customer at Lulu Burgess on Small Business Saturday.
BEAUFORT, S.C. -

It's Small Business Saturday in Beaufort, and shop owner Nan Sutton says it's already a success at her store Lulu Burgess.

"My Small Business Saturday is bigger than my Black Friday," Sutton says.

American Express established the shopping event three years ago. Ever since, Small Business Saturday gives the local economy a day on the calendar between Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

"We're like the little cogs in the wheel," Sutton says of the small shops along Bay Street.

She calls it her day of glory. Mainstreet Beaufort, USA, calls shops like hers the backbone of Beaufort.

"For every 100 dollars you spend at a small business, 68 dollars stays in the community, compared to 48 at the chain stores," LaNelle Fabian says.

Sutton agrees that money spent locally is the gift this season that keeps on giving.

"The money that we make here goes to those hires, we've hired local employees," Sutton says. "We pay all the taxes, we pay the business fees, you know we support the community."

"It's paying for little Amy Sue's ballet lessons, and you know, these businesses are making money to support their families," she says.

Shoppers say the unique items they don't find in Walmart entices them to shop for those hard-to-buy-for family members. 

"My brother's the one who is hard to shop for, he's 21 and of course he says he doesn't want anything," Malia Kaneshige says.

 

 

 

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