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Now that the craziness of Black Friday is over, we can focus more on shopping local. 

Small business Saturday was Created in 2010 by American Express. Its an effort to help small businesses be heard and found during the biggest shopping season. Right here in Bismarck, more than 30 locally owned businesses participated in this years Small Business Saturday. And we spoke with a business owner who says that it was her busiest day yet and she appreciates the communities support. 

"Small businesses can't buy like the box stores can and we cant buy the same margin and we try and keep our margins low so that we can compete with the big box stores, so our profit margins are pretty low compared to that and its so nice that we can stay in business because of the people if it wasn't for them we wouldn't be here," says Lot 2029 Owner, Madonna Ward. 

The number of business that participated this year nearly doubled from last, jumping from 17 to 32. 

 

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