Sunday, November 10, 2013

Small Business Saturday

Small business Saturday will be upon us soon. Yes, the day following Black Friday is Small Business Saturday. It’s November 30th this year. Small business Saturday is set aside in the Christmas shopping season when we all do our part to purchase items from smaller businesses that one day could be the big businesses in your community.

I’m fortunate to live in a city that has three businesses that started out as small town businesses that have become powerhouses in their area of interest. These businesses are examples of how dreams come true with a lot of hard work.

Fort Wayne is the home of Vera Bradley, Sweetwater Music Instruments and Pro Audio, and DeBrand’s Fine Chocolate. These businesses pull lots of money into my community, and they give back to their community through gifts to charities. They are all great businesses that are worth putting on your Black Friday shopping list.

But here are three up and coming businesses that you should add to your small business Saturday shopping list.

The Spinach Ball Co. is a small business that has developed a wonderful food product. Spinach balls stuffed with cheese. These are truly tasty! It’s a delightful and inexpensive food item that can be used for all of those holiday parties. Sophie and Ramesh have developed a faithful following for their products through local farmer’s markets, and you can now purchase their items online. Check out their site to see what they have available. You won’t regret it!

Blue Starling Candle Co is a new business that provides limited edition candles at a great price. These candles have a great scent and last for hours. These are perfect gifts for individuals that enjoy the scents of Christmas. Visit their site and see what they have available, but remember once the candles they have in this limited edition are gone you’ll have to wait until they unveil their next creations, so don’t waste any time visit their site soon.

Unlimited Party Themes focuses in on all those items you need for a party. The company is based out of Redlands, CA. The company provides everything you need in a package. They also have Christmas cards, birthday invites, and party invites. Pretty much everything you need for a party in a printable kit. Their business takes a lot of the hassle out of throwing a party because it provides quality goods in one kit.
Definitely check them out for your party needs.

So these are three of the businesses I recommend. Now let me know which small businesses you plan to shop at on Small Business Saturday!

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