Triad stores shine on Small Business Saturday

KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — When you think of shopping this week, you generally think of Black Friday, but how about Small Business Saturday? “The big box stores have the opportunity year-round to get all the sales,” Aixa Haskins said. “This is a really great opportunity for small businesses like us to shine for our local community. … Read more

Cyber Monday shopping: Tips to avoid getting scammed

RALEIGH, N.C. – The holiday shopping season is in full swing, following the kickoff of Thanksgiving weekend sales. If the National Retail Federation’s predictions hold true, nearly 2 million more people will be taking part in Cyber Monday deals on Nov. 29. What You Need To Know The National Retail Federation expects online and in-store … Read more

Family-owned business says pandemic’s impact not over yet

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Millions of American shoppers are hitting stores and websites this weekend looking for deals. The Adobe Digital Economy Index expects U.S. shoppers to spend $207 billion online this holiday season, with Black Friday and Cyber Monday accounting for roughly $20 billion. The two shopping days could not come at a better time, … Read more

Volunteers are giving their time to serve the community on Thanksgiving

RALEIGH, N.C. — Since the pandemic, volunteers are back in numbers in their communities and out on the streets, giving their time to make sure that people in need have a happy Thanksgiving. What You Need To Know Dozens of volunteers showed up to serve hot food to families at the Helping Hand Mission Shirley Harris … Read more

Small business opening in time for Small Business Saturday

CARRBORO, N.C. — A new skate shop is opening just in time for Small Business Saturday, which takes place November 27.  Pals Skateshop has been in the works since March. Owner, Jacob Heivly says they sell skateboard hard goods, soft goods and offer skate lessons. “I grew up here in Chapel Hill and was at the skatepark … Read more

Woman with dwarfism aims to break stereotypes about little people

MATTHEWS, N.C. — A woman with dwarfism wants to break stereotypes about little people and create a more inclusive community. What You Need To Know Kaitlyn and Caleb Betts have dwarfism, or are little people Kaitlyn Betts wants parents to talk to their children about embracing differences Kaitlyn Betts also wants others to know she’s … Read more

Charlotte businesses form partnership initiative

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – In a time when small businesses are struggling to keep up with demand and keep shelves stocked, a Charlotte entrepreneur is forging partnerships with other businesses to help navigate the changing retail world.   What You Need To Know The owner of Betty by Moxie Mercantile is launching a new business partnership … Read more

Businesses overcome supply chain issues for Small Business Saturday

MOUNT HOLLY, N.C. — Small business owners are busy getting ready ahead of Small Business Saturday this weekend, but not without a little bit of a headache.   What You Need To Know Small businesses get ready for Small Business Saturday The Vintage Nest and Catalyst Mercantile say they face supply chain issues while preparing … Read more