These business are the backbone of the communities they serve. They are the local entrepreneurs who have decided that your town is the best town to do business. They were there before the big boys were. They were the ones that would come to your home to deliver a purchase if necessary. Their name was their guarantee to you  that you would get your money's worth. They are the small business owners and operators of Acadiana.

Today is Small Business Saturday. A day to brush off the corporate glitz and glamor and celebrate the season with your neighbors. There are many locally owned business around the area that are offering special deals and more importantly hometown service today and everyday through Christmas. You can find out more by visiting Shop Lafayette's Facebook Page. There is also a page for Shop Local Acadiana.

Another great way to save is by using Seize the Deal on Cyber Monday. The Seize the Deal Site will offer EVERY ITEM at 60% off. Many of these items are from local merchants and companies and range from delicious deals on food and fine dining to great gift ideas and more. All at an incredible savings to you.

As a tribute to these hard working neighbors of ours here is Alan Jackson singing his hit song Little Man. I think  you'll find his message quite fitting on this Small Business Saturday.