The Game Shack: A small business competing with the big dogs


Since it is Small Business Saturday, we have to recognize some of the small businesses here in the Ohio Valley.

We made a stop in Follansbee to hear what business owners themselves had to say about running a small business.

Steve Polling, Game Shack, Owner, said he often finds it hard competing with major retailers. Though, he says his place offers cheaper prices on games and other play related goods and services, people often stick to what they know. 

“It’s pretty tough. Sadly, we sell magic cards and stuff like that cheaper than Walmart but people still buy them at Walmart because of the convenience of it. We offer them a place to play where Walmart does not… It’s tough to get people out of that mindset to buy their stuff at Walmart still,” said Polling. 

The small business administration has a series of information and blogs to help business owners navigate through this busy holiday shopping season.

Check them out here

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