Matthew Wicker, owner of Oregon-based WickerWoodWorks, is profiting from the renewed popularity of records and record players.
While vinyl record prices remain a concern for Phillip Rollins of OffBeat, he thinks lower-priced "greatest hits" albums may entice customers.
"There's always something to do here," says Phillip Rollins, owner of the store OffBeat. "People just don't know how to find it."
Streaming is still king, but vinyl sales continue to grow.
At Sonido del Valle in Boyle Heights, owner Rene Perez said Latin vinyl records are the main attraction, not just another section.
From records to chocolate to bicycles, three small businesses describe how they're doing ahead of Black Friday.
The owners of a record and comic book shop, a toy store, and a greeting card and outdoor gear business share their experiences.
Vinyl records are a big part of Phillip Rollins' business at Offbeat in Jackson, Mississippi. But rising costs make them a harder sell.
The owners of the Groove are struggling to come up with $500,000 to buy the bungalow that houses their store.