by Lyn Lomasi, Write W.A.V.E. Media Staff
When you make your purchases from a small business, you are often helping feed a family. It can be so much harder for small businesses to stay afloat. So, this is one of the ways I like to give them a boost. As a small business owner myself, I know all too well that every penny truly does count for those who run their own small or startup businesses. Below, you will find a list of small businesses that ranges from crafters & artisans to direct sales associates, authors, web writers, and so many more!
When doing your normal shopping or buying gifts for birthdays, Small Business Saturday, holidays, and more, please keep this list bookmarked and patron these and other small business owners. If you're a small business owner yourself, please leave a comment with what you do and a link where people can find you. I will periodically add those to the growing list as well.
Amanda Zeiba | Author, Teacher, and Word Nerd
Amanda has written eight books! From food to writing, to children's stories, and even some YA, she will have something for just about everyone. She also creates lesson plans and other teacher resources.
Karen Holden Gros with PlanNet Marketing | Team-Building Travel Business
Vist plannetmarketing.com/addictedtotravel or send a Facebook message to Karen Holden Gros to find out how you can start your own travel business, earning commission and residuals.
PDR Digital Content | Content Marketing Services
Customized digital content marketing services ranging from email marketing, social media web content, and more!
Unique Wonders Jewelry
This unique artisan, Alexis, can be found on both eBay and Etsy. She makes all of her own jewelry and as a fellow crafter, I can say she has some really nice designs.
Authors Large & Small | Literary Publicity Made Affordable
If you need publicity for your book, you may want to try out this small agency. They can market your book to many outlets for a much smaller fee than what many agencies charge.
Nerium Organic Skin Care Products | Tiffany Booth
Tiffany Booth will teach you all about age-defying skin care and if you want, you can also learn about a business opportunity related to the line of wellness products she represents.
Crafts For A Purpose | Where Craft Addictions Help Homeless Pets!
This is my craft store that is stocked full of handcrafted jewelry, cloth diapers, dog toys, custom keepsakes, and more! A portion of proceeds is always donated to local animal shelters. The rest goes toward helping take of my crazy awesome RVing, homeschooling, nomadic crafty family.
NYR Organic | Brought To You By Sharon Sherbina
Sharon's shop is full of organic beauty and skin care products. This company is all about campaigning for people, animals, as well as the planet. With a cruelty-free label, among many other certifications and awards, this is a company you can trust with your skin.
Write W.A.V.E. Media | Social Media & Content Marketing Services
From web design, to social media, author services, articles and blog posts, free guest posting services, content marketing, and more, we have something that can help you out. This is the main company run by myself and my partner and our main source of income. We are always willing to work within any budget to help out any business, large or small.
Mémé's Mercantile | Bargains on Designer, Vintage, Knick Knacks,& More!
Shopping here is like a treasure hunt because Mémé likes to hunt down lots of different treasures to make it easy for others to find them. She's a retired marine who enjoys treasures, especially her two grandbabies!
Crooked Yarn | Crochet Dish Cloths, Rag Quilts, Table Decor, & More!
Here you can find a variety of handmade household wares, such as rag quilts, table runners, throws, crocheted doilies, baby blankets and afghans, and both knit and crochet dishcloths. I've bought some of her dish cloths and absolutely love them.
Stephanie Nolan | Helping People Work At Home Globally
Stephanie is a work at home mom who shares her advice on what works and what doesn't. This helps save others the trouble of the trial and error often found when searching for online work. Find out how she can help you work at home too.
Winterheart Design | Graphics For Authors
Lex Valentine creates wonderful designs for book covers, Facebook, and so much more! If you're an author in need of design, she's your go-to designer! She also has sales frequently, even though she's already very affordable.
Flintlock Photograpy | Certified Photographer in Eastern Kentucky
If you need a professional photographer who knows what they're doing, this certified photographer in Easter Kentucky is it. Not all photographers are certified, meaning that with this company you have that extra ease of mind that they will get the job done right. Examples are shown on the Facebook page linked above, where you can also contact them.
Better Plumbing | Plumber in Denver
If you need a quality and affordable plumber in and around Denver, this is the company to go with. Their tagline is "Better Prices, Better Service, Better Plumbing" and they live up to it. If you're outside Denver (but still in Colorado), they'll go a pretty good distance to get the job done, if needed. We have personal experience with this company and we help maintain their website. The owner is a father who uses his business to support his family.
Erik Tomren | Travel & Tourism Writer
"Erik Tomren primarily writes about travel and tourism, with a focus on the Pacific Northwest. His writing blog also covers horror movies, grunge music, book reviews, marketing topics, and much more. Visit #ErikTomrenWrites (http://eriktomrenwrites.com) for more info, or you can also find Erik on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/erik.tomren)."
Mumkenz Gift Shop | Unfinished Wood Shop on Etsy
Here, you can find woodworking items at an affordable price. I browsed the shop and found so many cute things I can use to do crafts with the kiddos. You might see me make some brand new crafted items based on materials from her shop. A popular item right now is the Christmas trees because teachers and homeschoolers can use them with students to make Christmas crafts.