Happy last November Saturday! I want to encourage you to read Small Business Saturday – Shop Local Today!
I am raising a glass to the need for us to shop local and support our own entrepreneurs.
Just as I ask that you support me (a small business owner), I encourage you to support Small Business Saturday more than ever before.
I selected this picture because it features a set of holiday glassware that I found thrifting locally years ago.
Small Business Saturday is not only an opportunity to Shop Local, but to look the owners in the face and say I am so glad you are here!
So, let’s think about this day a little and the power of shop local this year.
Small Business Saturday – Shop Local Today: Why?
My favorite local hardware store, SUNSET & CO., is for hardware, clothing, gifts, home decor and cooking demonstrations all in one.
It is warm and charming and a service to our community.
I shop local to see familiar faces and enjoy things I will not find in the big brand space.
This year I have a determination to be a part of the solution to problems local entrepreneurs face:
An inflated economy with constant new regulations…shopping lifting crime out of control…and less spending money in the pocket of customers.
I find my favorite local small business-favorites and make sure I give support often.
These small business owners fight the battles before them because they love it…few are rolling in the dough.
I encourage you to be purposeful to help your favorites to succeed.
You might learn from reading this article from Forbes: SMALL BUSINESS, BIG SALES ON SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY.
Small Business Saturday – Shop Local Today: Where everybody knows your name
I have written often about one of my favorite small business in San Antonio…ELIZABETH’S BOUTIQUE.
It is so great to walk into a small business you love and have people shout out…PAMELA! SO HAPPY TO SEE YOU!
The talented stylists at Elizabeth’s are a big reason I now love to wear washable silk…they introduced me.
For those of you in San Antonio, I want to show you some tops I recently tried on at Elizabeth’s….so you will shop local there.
It is amazing what you will discover if you plan a day to visit your local boutiques, plus, it is so much fun and you meet lovely people.
These beautiful tops are so perfect in a warmer climate and can be dressed up or down.
I do typically wear a style like this with slimmer leg pants or leggings.
These also travel so well and the ones I took on my cruise were perfect!
So, this is one of my favorites to shop local.
Small Business Saturday – Shop Local Today: No Matter the Business Catagory
From local book nooks, to eateries, to coffee shops, to car repair…there are so many ways to support others on Small Business Saturday and shop local.
They are the backbone of our communities and I honestly get sad when one closes down.
Please describe your favorite local small business…why you like them and what you find there? I think it would be fun to learn about our different communities!
Can’t wait to read about them…please share….shop local…commemorate Small Business Saturday…and always….
SEE YOU TOMORROW WITH A SURGERY UPDATE AND SOME HOLIDAY SHARES FROM READERS!
By Pamela Lutrell
In Sunday’s discussion, I was encouraged to explain more about my SHOPPING LINKS page and how to use it.
I am an affiliate for many different brands and when you click on those brands and shop, then I receive a small commission.
This is such an important income for me and my family.
I have tried to include the brands most shopped by this audience, but sometimes I miss one of your favorites.
If you will tell me what you are shopping, then I can tell you if I am affiliate for them and give you that link…if it is not already on the page.
And remember to send your holiday recipes and decorations with pictures to email@example.com. Send to email and do not try to put in comments! YOU are the best.