As small business women, we should look for opportunities to support other small businesses. I always enjoy finding new local businesses to buy from and to share with others. Daily Deals for Moms is a great daily deals site that really focuses on finding and sharing deals with small local businesses. This is a really easy way to support small businesses year round, you get a great deal plus discover a great new local business and the local business gains support of the community.
Mommy Perks is another great place to find small businesses online to support. With the holidays coming up and people needing to purchase gifts, this is a great time of year to support small business by spending your money with them. Check out the Mommy Perks Holiday Gift Guide filled with small business gift ideas. They also have a great section of their website that shares a directory of companies that are partners. And for all of you Black Friday shoppers, head on over to their Facebook page to see the Black Friday deals they are sharing today from some of their partners.
If you can hold off spending all that money on Black Friday, you can support small business on Small Business Saturday by pledging to buy from small businesses on November 26th. If you own a small business you will definitely want to go check out the page for tips to promote your company on that day and to share an offer you may have. They offer a free toolkit to help small business owners maximize their profits this holiday season including help with Facebook ads, Twitter tips, video creation tools and more. Supported by American Express, Small Business Saturday was such a hit last year that several other bug name partners including Facebook, Twitter and Google have signed on this year to help out as well. American Express is even offering card members incentives with a $25 statement credit when they register their card and spend $25 or more on Small Business Saturday at any qualifying small business that accepts American Express.Also, Women Impacting Public Policy, has created the Small Business Saturday Coalition which includes a group of two hundred organizations that plan to raise awareness for Small Business Saturday and encourage consumers to shop at small businesses this holiday season.