Thanksgiving is this week, and we will barely finish stuffing our faces, after going back for second and third servings (don’t worry, no judgment here!), before we lose our minds and enter the Holiday Shopping Season. Otherwise known as the salvation for the retail industry: Black Friday! While it may be tempting to go to your local Wal-Mart or department store, shopping local has so many great benefits. It brings dollars back to local entrepreneurs who then retain those profits. The taxes collected on this profit then puts fuel back into the local economy. There are so many wonderful small businesses owned by Hispanic entrepreneurs in Maryland, and while you may end up spending a little bit more money on a gift, you might find some unique treasures!
Veronica Cool is founder of Cool & Associates LLC, a business management firm specializing in financial wellness and diverse segment marketing. Her column appears twice a month in The Daily Record and online. Contact her at Veronica@CoolAssociatesLLC.com. Follow her on Twitter at @verocool.
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