Support the community by shopping local on Small Business Saturday

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - With Black Friday in full force, don’t forget about Small Business Saturday happening November 30th.

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"Small Business Saturday" happens every year on the last Saturday of November.

It's a day meant to promote and support local businesses, while they compete against big name retailers during the holiday season.

The owner of Corral Western Wear in Laredo says when a shopper decides to buy local, they are helping their own community.

“We small businesses and family-owned business do offer jobs to local people,” said Homero Villarreal, the owner of Corral Western Wear. “We've grown here in the community and we support local groups like non-profits, and we are asking you for your support.”

"Small Business Saturday" was created by credit card company American Express in 2010.