Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this was a big weekend for holiday shoppers. It was also a big weekend for small businesses in Houston. Thatâs because Small Business Saturday encourages customers to shop local.Â So today, weâre taking a look at how small businesses are faring in Houston. Are they thriving or dying out? How do small businesses stay competitive in a huge sea of chain stores? What are some of the advantages of being a small business here? What about the challenges?
Plus, in honor of World AIDS Day, we’ll hear the experiences of a Houston AIDS patient. We’ll meet the man who brought the Zumba fitness trend to Houston. And we’ll recap the weekend in sports, including a look at how the college football bowl picture is filling in.