Shop Talk reporter Virginia Bridges asked small-business owners how they plan to celebrate Small Business Saturday. This is what they said.
• “The Blush Label, an online home and gift boutique owned by two sisters based in Charlotte and Chapel Hill, will be giving a free gift with each customer purchase (while supplies last) as part of Small Business Saturday,” said Christina Le Sesne, co-founder of The Blush Label.
• “Galatea boutique will be giving out $10 coupons that can be used in the month of December with each $25 or more purchase on Small Business Saturday,” said Cheryl Fraser, owner of the Raleigh store that offers gifts and jewelry made by local artists and small companies.
• “We will be giving customers $5 in HappyBucks for every $25 purchased in the supply store. We will also have a free ‘Make a Holiday Card event,’ ” said Holly Phelan Johnson, owner of HappymessART, a studio that also offers classes and supplies in Durham.
• “Joint Venture Jewelry will be taking advantage of all three days during Thanksgiving weekend,” said Jen Hankin, spokeswoman for Joint Venture Jewelry, a vintage jewelry shop in Cary. “We’ll have free gifts with each purchase in addition to $50 off for new clients on black Friday and Small Business Saturday.”
• “We will be celebrating not only on Small Business Saturday, but also all week for Shop Independent Durham Week, along with other Sustain-a-Bull member businesses,” said Jessica Greene, co-owner of Bull City Craft, an arts and crafts store and studio in Durham. “We are sending our customers a special email series of craft ideas and holiday tips. We will kick it off with free cookies and a special sale on Saturday.”
• “We are celebrating Small Business Saturday with a tiered-pricing event,” said Ray Malouf, chief operating officer with Nüvonivo, a clothing store for babies and kids in downtown Raleigh. “Customers can receive up to 30 percent off all of our winter apparel.”