Shopping Season Nov 27, 2019 Small Business Saturday was designed to urge consumers to shop at hyper-local centers rather than “big box retail” in the metropolitan center. According to a 2018 report called, “2018 Small Business Economic Impact Study,” commissioned by a major credit card provider, for every dollar spent at a small business in the ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!