Small Biz Salute and Giveaway!

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If you’ve been following for any time at all, you know I am a HUGE supporter of small businesses.  Specifically mama-owned and run endeavors like Joleen Pete Photography and Painted Earth Skincare.  Both of these amazing women are close friends of mine and true Amazons.  They run their successful businesses while also being moms, wives, and true friends.  I am amazed by them, so when I heard about the Small Biz event hosted by The UPS Store in Atlanta I had to go! 
 It was an eye opening evening in which I really got to appreciate all of the sweat and tears that go into owning a small business.  There were numerous speakers, from the President of the Southeast chain of The UPS Stores, to the owner and brainchild behind King of Pops.  The bottom line?  Small businesses are the back bone of our economy and by supporting them, we’re supporting our own country’s growth.  So next time you have the choice between a big name and a small biz?  Support Small!  
I must add the UPS Store knows how to throw an event.  Photo booths, delicious food, and sangria?  My kinda party!  But what I really appreciate is their love and support of small businesses.  And to show their support, we’ve teamed up for a $100 The UPS Store giveaway!  Enter below.  Must be 18+ and a U.S. resident to participate.

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  1. I run my small business out of my house and send so many samples and thank you cards in the mail that I just bought a postal scale this past weekend! This gift card would be SO helpful in purchasing supplies! Thanks for the awesome giveaway 🙂

  2. My favorite small business to support is Ed McKay's used books! I love books and I love recycling so it's perfect :]

  3. That event sounds like it was a lot of fun! We support local businesses by shopping at farmers markets on the weekends! #client

  4. I like to support my local health store. They have lots of vegan, organic, and gluten free items that I love.

  5. Their is a wonderful local family owned & run breakfast spot we like…good food and local people.

  6. Their is a wonderful local family owned & run breakfast spot we like…good food and local people.

  7. My favorite small business is our downtowns antique store, they always have the neatest and unique finds. I love to support them cause they are family!

  8. My favorite small business in my city is a local bakery called Wuollet Bakery. They make the MOST tasty cakes in the world and the staff is friendly.

  9. I love are local bakery Pats..They have been around for years and they are great people ..and yummy bread.

  10. Ann Fantom says:

    The small business I like to support is the family owned deli that is right around from my house because of the awesome personal service they provide.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

  11. I support this upcycle designer resale clothing shop.. she does a ton of donating to the less fortunate.

  12. This is so awesome. Supporting small businesses is so important! I have been supporting a good friends fitness business lately because it's how she puts a roof over her 4 children. She is a dear friend and a wonderful instructor!

  13. I like to support the local garden and plant store because they have nice stock and good service.

  14. My favorite small business to support is the family run raw milk dairy in the next city over. They're the sweetest family and I wholeheartedly support their mission to offering such a wonderful, healthy, incredible product. Also, my darn pinkie finger jumped up and hit the enter button before I was halfway through typing my instagram name. (Yeah, I don't know what happened either. LOL!) My instagram name is fizzygig. Oops!

  15. I thought this was an excellent article. Wish i had known about the event because i own a small non-profit. I EDUCATE. EMPOWER. ENCOURAGE tween girls about their transition to womanhood. Being an entrepreneur is hard work but i love girls and it fulfills my purpose knowing Im giving back.

  16. My favorite small business to support is a local health food store.

  17. There is a local natural pet food store that I go to. The owner is very personable. He always gives you great service as do his other employees. And his costs are reasonable. I like the natural foods he carries and he gives great suggestions when your pet is having a problem of any type.

  18. Heather D. says:

    I like to support the local farmer's markets. It decreased pollution from shipping in products and supports natural and healthy eating.

  19. My favorite small business is the Bauble Patch — it's a small jewelry/clock/gift store in the neighborhood. There have nice items that are priced a little higher than I could get online but I think it's important to support local business.

  20. my kids' after care program because they care for our kids

  21. The Claddagh Restaurant because their food is delicious!

  22. My favorite small business to support is a little health food store in the town I grew up in. The owner is the most wonderful person you will ever meet.

  23. I like a small business bakery near me that makes amazing cakes and pastries. They deserve my business and recommendations to others because their product is fantastic.

  24. I love to support "local" small businesses, that way the money goes back into my community! I am Jewish and I love to patronize the small local Jewish Kosher shops, I feel better about putting the money back into my community!

  25. My favorite small business to support is my mother's Etsy shop because she's my mother and I like to help her out. Thanks for the giveaway!

  26. My favorite Small Business to support is my Mom's – She creates and sells handmade hats, scarfs and gloves along with some seamstess work.

  27. My favorite Small Business I like to support is called Budget Boutique, because a portion of the profits to go the local Women's Shelter.

  28. My parents have a small business in our rural community called Crop Services Inc. They assist all of the farmers in our area with their needs. I like to support them because they are providing a necessary service to our area and the world!

  29. My husband owns his own small business so of course I support that!

  30. My favorite small business where I live is ReStyle which is a clothing exchange store which I love that clothes that aren't being used by one individual will and can be used by others.

  31. My favorite small business to support is actually our loccal farmers market. I love supporting the local economy and the local growers and bakers. I loove the fresh food and how friendly yhey are.

    ellen beck on form

  32. I like to support our local restaurants, especially the ones that aren't national chains.

  33. My own Etsy shop! Very small vintage shop, but I have a lot of fun with it.

  34. Anonymous says:

    There is a pack n ship called The Postal Shoppe in Rockford, Il owned by a man who served 20 years in the Army. He is always collecting and donating his own money to ship packages to the troops overseas. We always ship from there. Rosanne [email protected]

  35. I recently moved, so I don't know too many of the local business here, but I have always been a bog supporter of the gift stores in my area. They have great selections of unique items!

  36. My favorite small business to support is a local pet store whose name escapes me at the moment. Lol.

    1. Oh, and why…I love to support this store because they have really great products and get a lot of competition from larger, chain stores.

  37. I love my local cupcake shop because its delicious and they have beautiful cupcakes.

  38. The local donut shop. The people inside are always so nice and everything they make is great quality.

  39. I like to support the small flower shop in my town because they have nice stuff and are nice people!


  40. we have small green houses in our area and I visit them reguarly

  41. There is a local gift shop that I go to often and I support.

  42. I go to a restaurant that is family-owned and operated! I go there because I like the people and the food!


  43. We support small business when eating out, this lovely rustic restaurant. There really aren't many small businesses other than online or the eateries.

  44. My favorite small business to support is our local Farmers Market. It consists of about 8 farmers in our community who come together once a week. I like supporting our community as they are always there to support those in need. They make you feel like you are part of a family.
    Laurie Emerson
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

  45. Dragonfly a garden shop run by amazing people that then support helping the community and fund raising fro great causes too.

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