Denyse Miele of Gustonian Gifts, West Fourth and Pine streets, hopes to stay current of new boutique trends in 2012.
The idea of interchangeability is popular, she said. People want to change their necklaces, beads and purses to suit their daily needs and match their outfits without buying something completely new.
"It's good to stay ahead of (the trends)," she said.
Gustonian Gifts is going on its seventh year of business, and Miele said she has seen the progress of sticking out the hardships that come with having a small business.
"We only hope to maintain and exceed what we're doing," she said. "We'd be grateful to stay where we are (in 2011)."
She said Williamsport is really lucky because of the gas industry revitalizing the area with their business.
"Even if they just come in and buy a magnet, that helps," Miele said.
Other small businesses throughout the country are not as lucky to stay in business, she said.
For the new year, Miele said she wants to grow the business with new items and new brands.
She also wants to move some of the items around the store to better promote certain ones.
"We're in the process of finding different spots for everything," she said. "We're rearranging a little."
Miele wants to especially show off the local artisans, a popular section of the store. There are about 65 to 75 local and national artists featured in the store, but they are not displayed near each other.
"We're trying to keep them all together," Miele said. "That way you know which wall is U.S. based or local ... (now) you kind of have to be told who is a local artist."