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Every community has great small businesses. And to keep those businesses — and the community — running, owners wake up every day to bake bread, make deliveries, show up for service calls and more.
As part of NBC Universal’s Season of Kindness, we’re celebrating small businesses of all kinds ahead of Small Business Saturday on Nov. 28.
Have a small biz you love? Send a review via #ShopSmall, a hashtag from TODAY sponsor American Express.
And tomorrow, when you buy your coffee from the local shop or bring your car to the town mechanic, remember to #ShareKindness, even in a small way, with those hard-working folks who serve you and your neighbors.
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Here are some of our favorite reader responses:
"Wolf Rustic Furniture in Fort Worth. Family owned store. They don't even have to add discounts- their prices are lower than anyone in the DFW area. The people there really help to find what I want. Love this place." - Cindy Wolf McKinnis
"My favorite small business in San Diego is Hale Ukulele! He has the most extensive choices and prices! And always patient, even with newbies!" - Liz Ramos
"There is husband and wife owned travel agency in Overland Park, KS The Complete Traveler. They do fabulous escorted tours to Ireland and South Africa each year. They are the most delightful couple, he was born in Ireland and migrated to SA. They own a travel shop too! In this day and age of internet booked travel, I wouldn't use anyone but them to book my travel dreams. They will be supporting Small Business Saturday which is another reason to support them!" - Deborah Crane