I’ll be shopping on Small Business Saturday

I always like to shop at small, local businesses, but will especially make it a point to get out on November 24th–Small Business Saturday. If you aren’t familiar with it, the idea is simple. Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we dedicate a day to supporting local businesses. Last year over 1 million people participated! This year, I’m helping to spread the word.

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There are a lot of reasons I choose to support this and am excited to be on this campaign.

  • I am a small business. This blog has turned into my brand and has allowed me to add to our family income while working from home. With two small children at home, I’m lucky. I bust my butt, but I’m lucky. I’ve recently expanded my business to include consulting and freelancing. I know how much I love this work and what it means for our family–I will always choose to support others like me.
  • I’ve worked at small businesses. My mother- and father-in-law own one. I’ve had first-hand experience with small business struggles as well as small business successes. I know how important local support is and how amazing a community can be!
  • Small business owners are inspiring! One day they decided to take a chance and follow a dream… it always amazes me. Some have the greatest stories (ask them while you’re out shopping on Nov. 24th!) and it always makes me wonder where our family will be 10 or 20 years down the road.
  • You get what you give. I hope people choose to support me and my family with whatever ventures we encounter in the future so I will do the same and support those around me. We’re all in this together!
  • Shopping. Yeaaa, yea, all the above reasons are totally valid and important, but let’s get to the fun one. Small businesses often have the best customer service (want to talk to a PERSON and not a machine?!) and the best products. Little boutiques, cute coffee shops, mom & pop diners, helpful services… you can’t beat ’em!
If you had told me five years ago that I’d be making a living from home… with my own business… in a space¬†completely¬†unrelated to my degree (MS physiology)… with two small children… you would have blown me away. I’m a mom… I like to say a successful and professional mom. I love what I do and I like being an example of what YOU can do, too. Of course I’m still growing and still learning every day, but I’m excited about things to come.
Will you support Small Business Saturday? Are you a small business or do you have a favorite local one?
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I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for American Express. I received a promotional item as a thank-you for participating.

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