Mid-South small businesses offering their own deals

(WMC-TV) - After the madness of Black Friday, small businesses hoped shoppers around the country would throw some business their way on Small Business Saturday.

In Memphis, vendors from around the Mid-South brought their handmade items to the Indie Style Market.

Shoppers said there are many benefits to shopping local.

"If there's anything that I can get locally ... I try to look there first," said shopper Alycia Carter.  "Because it's great to be able to actually meet the people who make the products."

Saturday was the second year for Small Business Saturday.  The movement is sponsored by American Express, which offers a discount at participating businesses.

Many small businesses said they are getting on board and offering their own deals.

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