The holiday season is full of hustle and bustle, and lots of cheers. We’re all busy running around to the neighborhood malls and big box stores, but oftentimes we forget about the little guys. The little guys being the thousands of small business owners who need your support this holiday season so stay afloat. As a new small business owner myself I understand more than ever how important it is to support small business.
One token of support can make such a difference in the life of a small business owner. Many of us are SAHM/WAHM just trying to make a way to contribute to our family. Some are those who have gotten laid off, lost their jobs due to unforeseen circumstance, and even those who have worked for a number of years and are now retired, but still want to make an impact and contribute to society. Whatever the reason is, as a small business owner, its so hard to compete with the big guys. The big guys have it all, lower prices, larger selection, more locations, but small business owner have the heart and that’s what matter most. We pour our everything into our business. The late nights, countless hours refining our craft, endless promoting and being oftentimes a one person machine, small business owners do it all and with little help.
So, as you’re doing your shopping this holiday season, remember to shop small and support local and online small business owners. I think I can speak for all of them when I say, its greatly appreciated! To celebrate Small Business Saturday I’m continuing my 20% off everything in shop Black Friday sale in my Etsy shop through Cyber Monday.
I’m also offering an introductory 25% off all Ads here on New Mama Diaries, because bloggers are small business owners too. We can all use more ways to promote our little corners of the web and I want to help out as much as I can. I’ll be offering Ad space very soon for fellow bloggers and small business owners so this is prime time to get your ad featured and at a discounted price. More details to come! In the meantime, visit my Advertise/PR for more details or reach out to me directly at Perfecttenns@gmail.com.
I like supporting small businesses year round. I like buying from Etsy & The Cotton Company (it’s a group of ladies that set up their shops in a returned mill). I think there should be more small businesses.
Thank you for posting this! I did a post about small business saturday and just now realized I never posted it lol. I own a craft store where we make everything and last weekend was our holiday open house so we were swamped getting products ready, then we had to restock for this weekend and I just got back to my house after closing up and realized my post was not scheduled for the right time..oops lol. But I am glad to find yours. I am pinning it and spreading the word. Shopping small business is 100% the best way to boost the economy! I hope you get lots of etsy sales! I did a coupon for my etsy store but no one seems to be using it on their orders, I have never ran a coupon before so I am wondering if I did something wrong when I set it up lol. Oh, its been a crazy few weeks hehe.
I have a link party on my blog that goes live tomorrow night, I would love it if you stopped by and linked up!
Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!
Yup, you won’t find me near a mall or big store until at least January! And even then, reluctantly. It’s so important to frequent small and local businesses year-round!
Tamara, you’re awesome! I’m not the least bit surprised that you’re a proponent of shopping small, because I know you are a huge supporter of your community. I know those in your town really appreciate that and you for it! 🙂
I’m with you on supporting small business, it’s so important to do. I love Etsy for Holiday shopping 🙂
Yes, girl! Shopping small, especially locally, really helps to drive the local economy. I don’t own a brick and mortar (yet!), but I’ve worked for several over the years and the people that run them really do put everything they have into them. Its much the same for online, because as a small business owner, I’m not only contributing to the large economy, but my local smaller one! Its awesome! 🙂
I ran a ceramic shop for a while and now trying to reestablish it and I know that I sure isn’t going to wealthy from it.
It a lot of hard work to own a small business. I didn’t purchase one gift this holiday season for Christmas.
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