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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Small Business Saturday Shopping

Small Business Saturday is starting to catch on!

Originally started by American Express in 2010, using great subsidies such as $10-25 credits by shopping small businesses and paying with your American Express card on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

It's GREAT to get holiday shoppers thinking about spending some of their shopping budget at small businesses. Small businesses spend a much larger percentage of sales back in their own local community. Small businesses often run on a MUCH smaller profit margin and don't benefit from the big discounts that Big Box stores get.

As consumers, we need to support these small businesses that are the backbone of our communities across the nation when choosing where to spend our money this holiday season.

Let's not limit shopping small businesses to the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Let's keep them in mind this Holiday season and all year round!

In that spirit I'm going to share some ideas with you!
Many are local to Orlando, but some are online or offer shipping.

  • Florida Tribal Dance
    Orlando and Shipping Options
    This is my favorite dance studio! You can purchase class tickets, shirts, or totes with their fabulous logo.
  • Balance Massage
    This is hands-down the BEST massage for health studio in Orlando. They offer gift certificates!
  • Inner Image Ink
    What better gift than a gift certificate to get a tattoo for the New Year!
  • Andrea's Quality Cheesecake
    Orlando and Shipping Options
    WOW! I just discovered this gem just a mile from our offices. They offer REAL New York style cheesecake. Do you know what I mean? I'm not talking about the creamy super sweet Cheesecake Factory style cheese cake. I'm talking about real cheese cake that is a bit crumbly with a smooth subtle texture...YUM!

    Take one of Andrea's cheesecakes to your next holiday gathering and you will be the HIT of the party!
  • Perpetual Vogue Tattoo Apparel
    Online Store Shipping Options
    The BEST in rocker clothing I've seen! The owner/buyer has an AMAZING eye. Find great items for both men and women. I love their Pin-Up style clothing!
  • Modern Grace
    Orlando (Edgewater Drive in College Park)
    The best dress shop in Orlando! This is where you should get your Christmas party dress and your New Year's Eve dress. Great style at GREAT prices.
  • Gallery On the Edge
    Orlando (Edgewater Drive in College Park)
    This is the coolest shop that is packed with awesome work done by local artists. Annmarie, the potter we used to have in our store has work here. You will cross multiple names off your shopping list here.
  • Glass Blasted
    Online Store Shipping Options
    This is one great online store that offers the most unique designs sand blasted onto glasses. If you have some that you don't know what to get for them, go here!
  • Holy Clothing
    Online Store Shipping Options
    Lovely romantic flowing clothing. Our khussa shoes look GREAT with their clothing!
We, Beachcombers Bazaar, are also a small business and I hope you'll think of us when choosing where to spend your hard-earned money this holiday season.

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