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Shopping For Holidays? Try To #ShopSmall

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If you have still got shopping to do, why not try to spend some of your money at a business that will keep profits local? This week there is Small Business Saturday. If you have still got shopping to do, why not try to spend some of your money at a business that will keep profits local? This week there is Small Business Saturday.

KENNEWICK, WA - If you have still got shopping to do, why not try to spend some of your money at a business that will keep profits local? This week there is Small Business Saturday.

Shopping locally can be easier than you think and it comes with benefits during the holiday season like asking real people questions about your favorite holiday products.

"Online shopping you can't touch it, feel it and a lot of times even return it," said Lionel Kunka, Pro Golfer and manager at Golf Universe.

At Golf Universe they pride themselves on being a small business where you can interact with the employees. If you are shopping for a club to add to your favorite golfer's collection and you do not know your putters from your drivers they are going to help.

"I think we've got a good thing going in our community and I would like to keep it rolling too and I'd like to keep the money within the Tri-Cities," said Kunka.

At Bradley's Home Furnishings their product is locally made right in house crafted by locals. They do not send out orders to a bigger group, they control the production line.

"Basically you cut out the middle man," said Juan Torres the manager of Bradley's Home Furnishings. "You buy directly from us and you'll get a lot of great deals especially on the items that are already made."

So while it might sometimes be easier or more appealing to shop at a big name store, this holiday season you might consider helping the little guy out and taking advantage of their great deals.

"If you take small business into consideration in the community it keeps the money locally and it keeps more people employed in the community to be able to spend money with other businesses as well," said Torres.

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