On Friday, the big box retailer was king. But shoppers in and around Boston are supporting small businesses today, spurred in part by Small Business Saturday, a promotion from American Express aimed at driving customer traffic to local brick-and-mortar shops between Black Friday and its cousin, Cyber Monday. Karen G. Mills, the head of the US Small Business Administration, is scheduled to appear in Roslindale this afternoon during the neighborhood’s holiday tree lighting in Adams Park to to speak with small-business owners.
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