Business owner experiences first Small Business Saturday in Huntsville

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Move over Black Friday and make room for Small Business Saturday!

It's a nation-wide initiative started in 2010 by American Express to support local businesses and restaurants.

Kayla Adams is the owner of one of Huntsville's newest shops, Elitaire Boutique--right off the garage at Clinton Row.

"I knew I always wanted to do this, I just didn't know when and where or finding the right time," said Adams. "So my husband and I when we heard about the development at the garage at Clinton Row, we knew that was the right place for us to be."

Moving to Huntsville seven years ago from Atlanta, it has always been the Alabama native's dream to open a boutique different than the rest.

"All of these brands are new to Huntsville so when you walk in here, you're not going to get this anywhere else in the Huntsville area and I want them to walk in and think this is the closet that they've never had and for really good prices," said Adams.

Experiencing her first black Friday and now Small Business Saturday as a business owner, Adams says the risk of opening a store is all worth it because of the local support.

"When you come and shop, you're supporting people that are local, so that goes back into the community and so that's what is so important and that's why this day has grown and is huge all across the country," said Adams. "We're really excited to be a part of it."