Have you made your list? Checked it twice? Or are you super proactive and already completed your holiday shopping? (Who are you, you magical wizard?).
As much as I love this time of year, family, holiday parties, food, decoration…I also REALLY dislike the period between after Thanksgiving and Christmas. This is when every store, grocery, wholesale, department…TARGET is super packed and everyone is going ape shit over shopping for presents. It’s super stressful for me since I don’t like crowds of people.
But we’re not here to talk about my anxieties. Hah. While everyone gets hyped over black Friday deals and Cyber Mondays, I just wanted to remind you of SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY! I love to support small businesses and appreciate the time and love put into them. You can always find unique non-mass produced things, which are perfect for the gift giving season. I love etsy for that reason. But if you are lucky enough to live in an area where there are local small shops, don’t forget to check them out! This year, Small Business Saturday is November 26. Read about why it is important for the U.S. Economy. The added perk is they are less likely to have crazy crowds of people pushing and breathing on you.
Do you have a small business? Leave your site in the comments and I’d love to check it out. I love having a small business side hustle, whether it be slinging my macarons + other baked goods, hand lettering/modern calligraphy services, or graphic design, I always feel appreciated by the people who support me by purchasing my goods.
Looking to start your own small business? Fundera offer small business loans to help business owners fund seasonal workers and increased inventory during the holidays. I haven’t used them personally, but the site is full of resources.
Disclaimer: I was contacted by Fundera to help with their promotion. I have not personally used their services, but do read their blog!