Small Business Saturday Local Retailers Putting on Special Events for Small Business Saturday By Rachel Lewis Hilburn • Nov 29, 2013 Listen Listening... / 1:19 Listen to the audio version here. As the holiday shopping season kicks off today, retailers of every size are hoping to make up for five fewer business days this year. Local businesses promote Small Business Saturday By Sara Wood • Nov 26, 2012 Listen Listening... / 1:11 Listen here. It’s official: the holidays are on. And with that comes a weekend full of themed shopping days like Black Friday and Cyber Monday.