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Local Businesses Look For Ways To Go From ‘Small’ to ‘Established’

Listener share how local shops have impacted their communities and how to grow their own shops.



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Where do you like to shop during the holidays?

Do you enjoy the hustle and bustle of the mall with its name-brand stores?

Or do you prefer small, independent retailers?

The winter holidays are the biggest shopping time of the year with big box stores offering huge selections and slashed prices.

But many people like to focus their spending on locally owned businesses as a way to find unique gifts and to give back to the community.

Today, we talk about the impact of shopping locally and what this holiday season might mean for small businesses trying to recover from the pandemic.

We invite local businesses to call in and share their story and gift ideas.

Below are businesses listeners shared with us as local favorites. Due to the high call volume, not all links below were mentioned online.


Tim Jeffcoat

  • Director of the U.S. Small Business Administration – Houston

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