SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - Small Business Saturday is dedicated to supporting small businesses across the nation.
Some stores in the Charleston are offering discounts for their customers. A locally-owned coffee shop in Summerville is part of the "shop small" movement.
Josh Morgan says he comes to Coastal Coffee Roasters, Inc. a couple of times a week.
"I love it, it's got a great feel, great vibe," Morgan said.
It was a full house at Coastal Coffee Roasters, Inc. They had special deals for customers shopping local. Co-owner Brad Mallett says he made the leap into the small business world with his wife.
"After 20 years of working for the corporate structure I am so grateful that I pulled the plug and decided to start this venture on our own," Mallett said.
A consumer is the key for a thriving local business. When you shop local, more of that money comes back to your community.
John Raila says he support local businesses.
"We like small businesses we like the community feel," Raila said. "Try not to support big box stores as little as I can, but sometimes you get stuck doing it."