On Jacksboro highway a group of small business owners turned an empty building into a pop up shop for the day. Amy Thompson put together the pop up store because she knew a lot of people who had small businesses on the side and wanted to give them a place to sell their products

“We just kind of came up with it because of small business Saturday,” Thompson said. “We have lots of people that come into Karma that sell stuff on the side or make stuff. We just finished remodeling this space and we are going to rent it out for pop up shops. So, I thought why don’t we have a bunch of pop up shops for small business Saturday. “

Angela Solorio started her business, Paparazzi Accessories, in April of this year and says she is grateful for opportunities like this to set up her business.

“It’s very important. It’s very important. It’s a great thing to have the opportunity to do this,” Solorio said.

For small businesses events like small business Saturday are invaluable for people who own those business

“I think it is really important because you wouldn’t know about a lot of small businesses unless you came out to where we are all set up,” Thompson said. “You might not know that someone makes wreaths out of their house. Or someone does custom decals or really cute cupcakes.”

“It helps tremendously. It gets our name out. It gets our product out. And it just lets people know to buy local,” Solorio said.

The small business development center has a giveaway going on to promote shopping local.

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By: Landon McBride
Posted: Nov 25, 2017 05:36 PM CST
Updated: Nov 25, 2017 10:37 PM CST

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