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A Few of My Favorite Small Businesses #SmallBizSat

We’ve talked about why small businesses are important to me and why local businesses are essential to where I live.  Now I want to get into the shopping spirit!  I’m not a Black Friday shopper, but this weekend I’ll be out for Small Business Saturday.  And I may or may not shop on Cyber Monday.  I really don’t have to buy much more for the holidays – I just keeping finding cool stuff I want to get!

Sometimes online it can be tough to figure out if a business is truly considered small or not, but I consider pretty much any online cloth diaper retailer to be small.  Etsy shops definitely are and should be recognized this weekend too.  While I think it’s important to get out and support your local community, I think it’s also important to spread the love around when you are shopping online as well!

Here are a few online shops I really like and/or think are worth checking out:

Diaper Junction was the first place I ever ordered cloth diapers from.  I’ve since ordered from a few different places, but I do continue to shop through them as well.  I love their fast shipping!

Honeybuns Cloth Diapers is an Etsy retailer I just learned about the other day.  She has some of the most adorable diaper prints and I want to spend too much money there!

Belly Charms makes beautiful mom and mom-to-be jewelry including belly rings, bracelets and bracelets.  Gorgeous, quality work!

Here are a few local businesses I love and/or want to shop at this weekend:

Photo by jimmywayne on Flickr

Amy’s Candy Kitchen has gourmet candy apples and various other confectionery.

Out & Out Custard Stand has delicious shakes, customizable custard sundaes and yummy panini sndwiches.  They are open year round too!

Dave’s Bread & Bagel Cafe has super tasty bagels and Chai tea.

Chocolate Chisel has chocolate.  Enough said.

Cedarburg Holidays used to be Legacy Scrapbooks, so I’m curious to check out the new store.

Okay so most of them are food related, but yum!

Where do you like to shop small?

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Disclosure: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for American Express. I received a promotional item to thank me for participating.

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  1. Clarinda November 22, 2012 Reply

    My friend has an etsy shop that has some beautiful jewelry. http://www.etsy.com/shop/idaandmae/
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  2. Lynne November 22, 2012 Reply

    There is a locally owned coffee shop near my home that I love – Hartford Coffee Company.

    My husband is a licensed massage therapist, and owns his own small business – if you are ever in Saint Louis and in need of some relaxation, look up White Buffalo Massage!

    Happy Thanksgiving to All!grapet7

  3. Amber Edwards November 23, 2012 Reply

    I have a few local Craft/handmade ladies that I like to buy from; and of course my local Scentsy lady! We also have this great local Mommy & Me store I love to shop at. May make a stop there too. And, we also have a local Chocolate factory…I think I need to definitely make a stop there tomorrow. lol.
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  4. Michelle November 23, 2012 Reply

    I love shopping at local businesses especially food stores. You can find so many interesting things!
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  5. There are some really great shops in the town where I live.
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  6. Quida November 24, 2012 Reply

    This year I am shopping online with some great small businesses. I think this just great and thanks for sharing. :)
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