Kansas City Celebrates Small Biz Saturday Amid Hard Times

There's one glaring error in small biz Saturday.

Social media denizens often focus on hipster biz and the hobbies of middle-class dropouts offering their 'crafted' goods to rich friends whilst ignoring longstanding local biz that has endured generations of opposition from government both local & national along with the rise of the Internets and consumer culture. 

Reality check amid the debate over the death of retail . . . 

It's a small miracle when any truly local biz can keep it's doors open. 

Accordingly . . .

Here's a quick shout out to buying local stuff and opportunities to pick up some merch that's not made by a toddler somewhere in the Far East . . .

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Small Business Saturday brings hopes to Kansas City owners

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Small Business Saturday: Shop local in the Kansas City area this weekend

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Waldo Has Plenty To Offer On Small Business Saturday - In Kansas City

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KC shops participating in Small Business Saturday - KCtoday

What's on your shopping list? | Photo via @astorenamedstuff. Black Friday brings out the best deals from all the major retailers, but Small Business Saturday is when the lovers-of-all-things-local come out to shop. From kickstarting your shopping adventure with a coffee at the Filling Station to picking up holiday gifts at Mid Coast Modern , you can make your entire Saturday a local experience.

How the relaunched Classic Cookie plans to craft KC's best breakfast sandwich (without overcomplicating it)

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Small Business Saturday: White House encourages America to shop small

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Biden-Harris administration sees strong outlook for Black businesses for Small Business Saturday

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Walmart, Target and big chains will rake in cash this holiday. Small stores may not be so lucky

Many Americans are shopping small Saturday to support mom-and-pop clothing, toy, furniture, sporting goods, hardware and electronics' stores.

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