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Fulton thrives on Small Business Saturday

Fulton thrives on Small Business Saturday

December 3rd, 2013 by Elyssa Mann in News

It's no secret that Fulton is a small town, and as such, is filled with small business. And on Nov. 30, the nationally-recognized Small Business Saturday, Fulton's small businesses saw an increase in business, just as the day intended.

"We definitely saw more people," said Danielle Warren, one of the owners of Well Read Books. "We felt like it was a very stead stream throughout the day. It was our second-busiest day of 2013, and we had three times more sales than we did last year on the same day when we had only been open a month."

An additional draw for customers at Well Read was writer Keija Parssinen, author of this year's OneRead book, The Ruins of Us.

"It gave customers a unique experience of speaking to an author," Warren said.

According to Warren, Parssinen likes to stay local too - one of her favorite books, The Absent Woman, is by Columbia author Marlene Lee.

Warren also said that while some customers were out shopping as usual, some made a point to come to small businesses like hers, and that sevearl mentioned dropping by for that reason.

"It means a lot that people say that - they came for Small Business Saturday," she said.