Thanks to American Express for sponsoring my writing today about small businesses. American Express is presenting Small Business Saturday, a way to honor the local merchants who are the backbone of the economy, this Saturday, November 27. They’re offering statement credits to people who shop at small businesses, advertising for small-business owners, and donations to Girls Inc. for “Likes” of the Small Business Saturday page on Facebook. Join the celebration by clicking the “Like” button and then visiting the Facebook page to learn more about the program and read the terms and conditions that apply.
Small Business Saturday is this weekend, November 27th, 2010, and it’s a day to celebrate and encourage people to shop at small businesses. I can absolutely respect the hard work and devotion required to make a small business thrive. Coming from a family of entrepreneurs, I get it. I’ve met some wonderful small business owners online with my blog and through Twitter over the last year and a half, and I admire and respect all of them. The fact that I’m a bit of a shopaholic has nothing to do with it, although buying something unique and fresh is always a bonus. Grace Announcements is one of those unforgettable small businesses.
Grace Announcements is owned by Lindsay, a Canadian Mom who is extremely talented in both design and business. Her business makes a beautiful product, offers exceptional service and is really smart about using online media to its advantage. She offers invitations, announcements, stationary, labels, placements, and even wall art, and goes above and beyond to work with a client, and to make the product truly unique for them. But, the real secret behind the success of the business is Lindsay – she is lovely, and she truly believes in her business, and that is something I believe is shared among all truly successful small business owners.
Please support small business this holiday season!!
Please support Girls Inc. and learn more about American Express’s Small Business Saturday by liking and then visiting to the Facebook page!