Monday, October 22, 2012

Small Business...Big Week!

America United has declared this week 10/22-10/28 as 'Shop Small Business Week"
Some fun facts about small business in America:
Small businesses are responsible for more than 55% of our nations hiring.

For the price of a Grande Mocha at Starbucks, America can infuse small businesses with more than $1.6 billion in sales in a single week!

For every $100 spent at a locally owned business, $45 stays in the local economy, creating jobs and expanding the region’s tax base. For every $100 spent at a national chain store, only $14 remains in the community.

A marketplace of thousands of small businesses helps to ensure more innovation, competition, and lower prices over the long term. Independent businesses, choosing products based on what their local customers need and desire, not a national sales plan, guarantees a more diverse range of product and service choices.

And the best fun fact of all...You can find lots of fantastic one person small businesses on Etsy!

And I just happen to work at the World Headquarters of my favorite.... :-)

So in honor of Small Business Week, and to thank you for supporting this small business I am offering FREE shipping at my Etsy shop this week! Just enter code SMALLBIZ at checkout.

If you can't wait to get your Nostalgic Summer jewelry by mail and you live in the Minneapolis area visit Nostalgic Summer this Saturday at the HandmadeMN Market....*remember Nostalgic Summer will be in the lower level.*

Mention this blog post for a discount on your entire Nostalgic Summer purchase!



  1. Go small business! Interesting stats, hope it's a great week for us all :-)

  2. great facts! everyone should support small businesses.

  3. I didn't know it was small biz week, thanks for sharing all the info!

    Blogging Buddies Team

  4. Such a fantastic cause. Hopefully more and more people will support small businesses. Good luck with your sale!

  5. GREAT post! I pinned it! Thanks for sharing all the facts with us. Lots of people would be surprised at how much they can help fuel small businesses with just one purchase. Happy Small Business Week to you too! =0)
    from Blogging Buddies