If you're anything like me, you've seen a thousand posts floating around Facebook asking for recommendations for your favorite small/local businesses which is really what inspired me here. I recently wrote this on my own personal Facebook in an effort to garner suggestions for great gift options:
ANYWAY! I truly wanted to seek out these businesses to shop from this holiday season and so I thought I would share some of my favorite businesses/finds here in one spot. Some of the below are people I've bought from, some are ones I haven't yet but I plan to and love them nonetheless! I will continue to update this page as I make more purchases or find other cool businesses providing cool stuff and great services. Additionally, the vast majority of these are women or family owned!
Businesses That Give Back & I Enjoy Shopping From:
I get that these aren't really "small businesses" but they're still businesses with big heart and I feel good about my purchases!
And, of course, I gotta share what's going on with my own small businesses!
ONEHOPE ~ Wine that gives back out of Napa Valley!
10% of purchases through the end of the year will be donated to New Hope, Inc., local central Mass organization dedicated to ending domestic & sexual violence.
Leanne Bakes Cakes ~ Follow me on Instagram or Facebook and reach out if you're in any town surrounding Hopedale, MA and need a cake!
COMING SOON!! The revival of Make Her Day Project! Stay tuned for the relaunch featuring items from some of the businesses above!!!
And, finally, I'm a PROUD PARTNER of my beautiful friend, Hayley Hunter Hines who is launching a wonderfully supportive community for experienced CEOs called the Soul Centered CEO Collective ~ a year-long group of dedicated business owners/builders excited to build BIG businesses so we can give back BIG to the world (think a $1million donation!). It's not a program, it's a Collective and we're SO excited! If you could use a group of soulful, encouraging, big hearted entrepreneurs to push you toward your dreams, please consider joining us! Click the link to learn more.
Finally, I'll leave you with this food for thought:
- xoxo -
Started life in 1985.