Small businesses eye local support

  • A sign outside Once in Hilo Boutique Gallery describes what shopping locally can do for the community on Tuesday. (Kelsey Walling/Hawaii Tribune-Herald)

  • Jasmine Hemon takes customer orders while working at Nector Cafe in Hilo on Tuesday. (Kelsey Walling/Hawaii Tribune-Herald)

Although some holiday shoppers have big plans, sometimes the best plans start by thinking — and shopping — small.