Local business gets ready for people to shop small


TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – Many people rushed to the stores early Friday to get deals on holiday gifts.

However, many of those deals will continue Saturday in the form of local businesses.

Lynn Henry straightened up some items in her 7th Street store getting ready for the big day.

Lynn’s Boutique opened up shop in Terre Haute about a year ago.

It’s not her first time owning a small business.

She says she enjoys interacting with her customers.

“My favorite thing is, like I was saying, is seeing people come in and getting excited about the stuff I’m excited about,” Henry said.

A push this Saturday is urging people to shop small.

It’s called Small Business Saturday.

Henry attributes the success of a small business to the unique things they offer.

“We’re trying to carry things that you can’t find it everywhere else,” Henry said. “And that’s, we are so blessed here in town because we have lots of boutiques. And I think that people in this community are very good about shopping small.”

According to the U.S. Small Business Association, last year, more than 95 million Americans spent more than $16 billion on Small Business Saturday.

Henry’s getting prepared for the national movement and welcoming in customers.

“The girls are decorating for me, helping me get the store ready,” Henry said. “And I’ve ordered tons of new stuff and we’re having big sales.”

Big sales that impact local retailers in a big way.

Henry says Wabash Valley shoppers are a vital part of her operation.

“Very important,” Henry said. “We want people to support our businesses and for us to have the community support us, it’s big. It’s a big deal for us.”

This year marks the seventh Small Business Saturday.

Lynn’s Boutique is located at 1617 S. 7th Street.