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Super Bowl 50 Helps Small Businesses

Super Bowl 50 Helps Local Small Businesses

Super Bowl 50 weekend is here … the big showdown between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers !

I must confess that I’m not a huge football fan. I’m not one to rush home to watch a game, but I do enjoy actually going to a game … I’m sure it’s the ambiance.

The Super Bowl is different. For me, it’s mostly about the party … being with friends, the food & drinks. Its fun to have friendly debates on whose team is better. It’s fun seeing the million dollar commercials. It’s fun watching the halftime show (will there be any wardrobe malfunctions?). It’s the fun party ambiance centered around a football game called the Super Bowl 🙂

Being a small business owner, I was happy when I saw a segment on the news a couple days ago. It was about how the Super Bowl planners were using the local small businesses during the week building up to the game. They interviewed a local businesswoman who owned a bakery. They placed the largest order she ever had in her 10 years of being in business … How exciting !! You can view the clip here.

As a local small business owner, I know that every day can’t be super exciting. For me, what is exciting about owning my own business is having steady repeat clients, while always welcoming new ones! Its knowing that my hard work and persistence is paying off by earning an income to help support my family!

So while it’s a one in a million shot of getting a Super Bowl type client, we can support our own local small businesses in our own communities … one purchase at a time … it all adds up. Make a difference in your community ~ #SHOPSMALL.

thankful for shop small saturday

Tracy Helps You’s Thankful Thoughts for Today ~ 11/29/14

November 29, 2014 ~ Today I am thankful for Small Business Saturday. The holiday season is upon us! For many people, shopping is a big part of the season. It seems like Black Friday has been around forever, Cyber Monday came on the scene a while ago and Shop Small Saturday started several years ago.

I have to confess, before becoming a small business owner, I never really thought much about where the money I spent while shopping went. I usually just went to the store that advertised the best deal on the items I wanted … which, more often than not, was a “big box” or department store chain. These stores spend millions of dollars on advertising to lure you to their store. Many times when you get there, you find messy aisles; items discarded wherever and frazzled employees. Sadly, many of those frazzled employees are rude and have no concept of customer service.
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