If you haven’t, you have now and you’re going to be learning even more about it from me over the next couple of weeks!
Small Business Saturday is ALL about supporting local “Mom & Pop” shops in your area. It will be taking placing on November 24th, the first Saturday after Thanksgiving! It will be the perfect time to get out of the house and get some shopping done for the holiday season while supporting people in your community.
It’s taken me a long time to realize that in a way (see I’m still in denial) I operate my own Small Business by running this blog. I have deadlines to make, products to sell and “customers” to make happy just like the average small business owner. It is HARD work especially, when you’re competing with bigger businesses, businesses that have been open for a long time businesses that have a larger margin line that allows them to lower costs or say no to certain opportunities because they can afford to take the loss.
I’ve been running this blog for a little over three years now and I’m amazed at how many people in my life think it’s “easy” work despite them seeing me how much time I spend working on it. Most days you will catch me on the computer, sending and replying to emails, writing posts, networking, organizing and so on. And on some days it doesn’t even seem “worth it”.
But in the end it always is. I see other blogs and I want to be like them, I want to find that balance between home and family, I want the loyal readers, the page views, the opportunities. It wasn’t until fairly recently that I realized that people were looking at *my blog* thinking those same things. I was a little shocked. But when I realized that there were people who wanted to learn from my experience and start a blog or advance their blog I started a FB group so we can all learn and bounce ideas off of each other, I’ve already seen so much growth from many of the blogs and it’s amazing too see.
The one thing I want them to know AND Mason and Baby3 to know one day is that it takes hard work and dedication. Nothing comes easy not for the average person. So whenever you can, whenever I can, I want to help make it just a little easier which is why come Saturday, November 24th I’ll be shopping the many small businesses in my city and I hope you will too.