On Main Street, High Hopes for This Year’s Small Business Saturday - J.D. Harrison
Eileen McGervey expects her bookstore to attract plenty of customers on the final Saturday of November, increasingly known as Small Business Saturday — but she concedes it won’t likely garner quite the attention it attracted on that day last year.
After all, President Obama isn’t likely to visit the same store on consecutive Small Business Saturdays.
Jeanne Rossomme, a mentor for the D.C. chapter of SCORE, a small business mentorship organization, noted that the shutdown may take an especially big bite out of spending around the nation’s capital, where many individuals lost some work and income while the government was closed.
“I think that added some extra caution for business in the area,” Rossomme said.