My favorite small businesses: please share yours!

Hopefully by now you’re familiar with Small Business Saturday… it’s only 3 days away! You know why it’s important to me and why it’s important to usSo what’s your plan?! I’ve been thinking about this for awhile now… what are my favorite small businesses? what local shops haven’t I been to yet? are there any services I need on Saturday (ya know, like a pedicure! okay, or an oil change)? who will come with me?

Now, we are moving to our new house on Monday. So although I definitely will be shopping small on Saturday, I don’t know that I’ll be able to get to all the places I’d like (our moving men come that day, too!). But that’s just all the more reason to shop small through out the year, not just Small Business Saturday, right?!

So I thought I’d share with you SOME of my favorite small businesses… there are sooo many, especially online, that I can’t possibly list them all… so PLEASE feel free to leave names and links to your favorites in the comments! In an attempt to narrow down my list (and possibly hide my online shopping addiction), I’m including only Etsy shops online and brick-and-mortar stores local to me.

  • Etsy Shops. You can seriously find anything and everything you could  ever want on here! Handmade, custom, unique, and–best of all–supporting a small business.
best etsy shops

  • Local Shops. I may be buying online this weekend from some of the Etsy stores listed above as well, but these are the local stores I’d like to visit this Saturday (Rockford, IL).
local businesses in rockford il
 1. Wonderland Books & Toys 2. Meg’s Daily Grind 3. Infinitely Sweet (35% off on Saturday!) 4. Kalo Salon 

Alright, now let’s hear about YOUR favorite small businesses! I’m looking forward to learning about new online ones that I can shop and support! Or if you have a super awesome local store, I’d love to hear about that, too.

HAVE FUN on Saturday! Watch the hashtag #SmallBizSat on twitter/instagram for my exciting shopping trip on Small Business Saturday and you can share yours there, too!
small business saturday
 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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