Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Small Business Saturday - 15 small web based businesses you should visit

You've probably heard of Small Business Saturday, when you can help small businesses by buying local, buying from small business owners and, for just one day, avoiding the big box stores. The next Small Business Saturday is coming up on Saturday, November 24, 2012.

Gratitude and Gratefulness shop - inspirational and motivational gifts

You may not have thought of it, but many small businesses are online only. The folks who sell crafts at etsy, many of the shopkeepers of Zazzle and Cafepress, independent artists who run small businesses out of their homes and maintain a web presence, are just as deserving of your consumer dollars as any other bricks-and-mortar shop. So if you're in the mood to relax and shop from the convenience of your own home, here is a list of small home-based businesses offering unique gifts you won't find at the mall.

I've preselected these so you can be assured they are (1) safe to click on, and (2) legitimate small businesses.

CurryPlum - Asian furnishings, decor, film, art, books, jewelry and apparel.

Studio Metzger - logo wear, custom t-shirts & merchandise

Roses That Last - An amazing site for lovers of roses. They have a growing selection of rose-themed products - over 70 species and named hybrids to choose from.

Scarebaby Design - a shop that has everything from calendars to baby clothes

ShoeFiti 2775 Shirts
ShoeFiti 2775 Shirts by shoefiti

ShoeFiti - A site you have to see - devoted to those shoes that people toss over the overhead wires.

The Art of FoxVox -home of original Celtic Knotwork & Spiral Art by artist Kristen N. Fox

Fig Street Studio - a personal favorite of mine, featuring authentic New Orleans art by a fantastic group of artists

Barbara Burns, artist - fine art from a fine midwestern artist

Customize A Card - unique cards, playing cards, commitment ceremony certificates and customizable greeting cards

Living Zen - Zen cards, Buddhist words of wisdom on our own framed art, Taoist tshirts, Chakra symbols and lots more. Customizable.

Pregnant By Design clever maternity wear

The Shops at Etsy - a site devoted to small art and craft shops, well worth a visit!

Maggie Ross Dogs - She'll do a painting of your dog or cat for you, and I guarantee you will love it!

Teal and Black Celtic Design Bag Messenger Bag

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