BUSINESS & ECONOMY

The importance of Small Business Saturday for local merchants

BY Mary Alice Williams, Anchor |

Black Friday is the day big retailers count on to close out the year in the black, but Small Business Saturday could be the real bonanza for local communities. The Small Business Administration’s New Jersey district director Alfred Titone says last year 104 million consumers spent $17.8 billion in local shops and restaurants across America.

NJTV News Anchor Mary Alice Williams spoke with Paul Oster, CEO of Better Qualified, a business and consumer credit services company, about the importance of Small Business Saturday — not only to local merchants, but also the nation’s economy.