Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Small Business Time (and giveaway)!


I love small businesses. I will often go out of my way to eat at a local place rather than a huge, national chain. It's so sad to see cute little local shops go out of business!

May fast approaching, which is National Small Business Month; I was recently invited to take part in a group effort to support small businesses sponsored by the UPS Store, and I am excited to take part in it!

Nationally, The UPS Store will be encouraging people to “salute” their favorite local small business owners by giving them a shout out on social media with #smallbizsalute. The goal is to celebrate these businesses in our communities.





The Small Biz Salute campaign recognizes small businesses for their hard work and gives them an opportunity to network and support each other.

With more than 4,500 locations nationwide, The UPS Store is committed to helping small business owners everywhere launch and grow their business. The UPS Store locations are locally owned and operated. The stores are not only run by small business owners, but are there to support local startups, entrepreneurs and small businesses, help solve their problems, and connect with their peers.

I recently tried the online print services offered by the UPS Store, and I found it easy and fun to create 100 custom business cards for my freelance writing career (photos to come!). They are SO cute! I used pink and turquoise lettering, of course, to match my blog.

Guess what?! I'm hosting my very first ever giveaway! One reader will win a $25 gift card to try out the UPS store small business services. To enter, just e-mail me your name and address through the Contact Me gadget on my blog, OR leave me a comment below and I will follow up via e-mail to get your address if you are the winner. I will choose a name at random and you will be mailed the gift card! 


May 2016 Update: **Giveaway is complete! Thank you to everyone who participated!**

Psssst! Here's a UPS store promo code for you! Use SALUTE25 for 25% off the entire online print site!

In the meantime, be sure to use #smallbizsalute in social media posts when posting about your favorite small businesses!

~Julia @ Frantic Mama

16 comments:

  1. Oh I love this! I also try hard to support small businesses over large national ones. It's such a benefit to the community too - it's amazing how much of your money actually STAYS in the community as opposed to when it's spent at Walmart/Target etc.

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    1. Yes, it stays in the community so much more. And we all know that neighborhoods with cool little local shops, artisans, and restaurants are the best ones! Thanks for your comment. Your name has officially been written down and added to my "hat" for the giveaway. I will keep you posted on the winner :).

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  2. Yay for small businesses! I love the rich community of other small business owners that I have met since starting my business. I have found a bunch of passionate ladies who are ready to help each other out!

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    1. It is so much fun to meet other women who are working hard to start businesses. Thank you for your support :). You are officially entered in the Giveaway!

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    2. Erica, you are the lucky winner!! :) Congrats! And best of luck with your small business. I will e-mail you with the information I need to get the gift card to you.

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  3. I love to support small businesses! It makes a difference to me to have a personal acquaintance with small business owners and know that they too live in and support my community!

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    1. Thanks for your comment, Kristen! I love small businesses too, and it's great to hear that others out there feel the same. You are entered in the giveaway! I will be letting the lucky winner know soon :).

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  4. I love to support small businesses!

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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    1. Yes, me too! Thank you for your comment. You are entered in the giveaway and I'll let you know if you are the lucky winner! Thank you for visiting Frantic Mama!

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  5. Congrats on your first giveaway! I love supporting small businesses because I know how hard they work!

    POKERGRL8 at gmail.com

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    1. Yes, I totally agree-- small business owners work so so hard. Thank you for visiting Frantic Mama. Your name is entered in my giveaway. This is fun!

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  6. Thanks for the chance to win. We support the small businesses in our community.
    marcia.goss@gmail.com

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    1. Thank you for your comment, Marcia! Are you a small business owner as well? Thanks for visiting Frantic Mama. You are entered for the giveaway and the winner will be notified soon :).

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  7. My family supports local business! kraftmaking at gmail dot com

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  8. I love supporting local small businesses. I find that they truly care about their customers and offer great service.

    cbythesea5 at gmail dot com

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  9. Thank you to all who wrote comments and entered the giveaway. Erica is the lucky winner! Best of luck with all your small business supporting!

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