The Small Business Salute + $100 Gift Card Giveaway!

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Last week I attended the #SmallBizSaulte event at The Sky Lounge in Atlanta in support of small businesses for Small Business Appreciation Week. It was an amazing event with a lot of small business owners... Including the King of Pops himself. It was amazing to hear his story, and the hard work that he put into starting a popsicle shop from the ground up. I love the stories behind small businesses and take pride in every opportunity that I have to support them. 

Over here on the blog through the years, I've had the opportunity to help support my friend Lyndsey with Winsome Jones, my sister-in-law with Bed Buggs Boutique, my dear friend Haley with Tiny Tot Threads, collaborating with the girls over at Mint Julep Boutique, and styling pretty jewels from the girls over at Kluster Shop. Small businesses are the back bone to America, and our economy at a local, and national level, and so whenever I have the chance to shop local instead of the big box stores, I take the chance. 

It should also be known that The UPS Store knows how to throw a PART-TAY! The event was super fun with delicious treats, free swag, a photo booth, the works. They care so deeply about small businesses and even offer assistance to help get small business up and off the ground! 








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33 comments

  1. Looks like a great party! Looks like I need my next trip to be to visit Atlanta :)

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  2. This looked like such a fun event! Loving your photos and your blog:) xx, Hayley www.dailydoseofdarling.com

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  3. my favorite small business in my town is a small liquid nitrogen ice cream place. They make it when you order it! So delicious

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  4. Great pictures!

    xx
    Mademoiselle Coconath
    http://mllecoconath.com

    Latest post:
    http://www.mllecoconath.com/blog/2015/5/11/a-journey-to-self-improvement

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  5. there is this awesome boutique upcycle/resale clothing store in my town- you can find great stuff.

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  6. I own my own shop on Etsy! FabricBowsForDays :)

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  7. Love this post! Of course I have to say that my favorite small business is my oldest brother's! He owns a specialty game store in Provo, UT and I worked there through a lot of college. I love when Small Business Saturday rolls around because I can save money while supporting small businesses too, love it!

    Gina
    Pink Wings

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  8. Looks like a great event! That macaron shot has me craving! Where do you recommend them in Atlanta?

    Amanda
    XO Strawberry Chic

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  9. Wow...what an awesome post! That event sounds like it was amazing, too. I used to live in Atlanta, and now I really miss the city. We shop local up here by supporting farmers at local farmers markets. Plus, there's often some really unique stuff at farmers markets! #client

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  10. There is a local bakery that I have been going to for years. They make the best cakes and pastries and I love to support small, dedicated businesses like that one.

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  11. My favorite small business is a local cupcake shop. They have delicious treats all year long!

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  12. My favorite is a local, family-owned, pizza eatery. They make gluten free pizzas that I love.

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  13. My favorite small business is a local sea food co op. You can actually get shrimp caught the night before ..never frozen..and it's cheap! I love our local farmers market too. :)

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  14. My favorite small business in my town is a small chocolate shop called Venus Chocolate Shop. It's been around since before I was born. I love that place. (;

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  15. My favorite small business is our local Consignment store. I buy most of our kids clothes there.

    ecarian@yahoo.com

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  16. Looks like a fun event with lots of tasty food! I think it's so great to support small business! My favorite small business is in the town I grew up in. It's called Plum Crazy and it's owned by my cousin. It's a super cute accessory/gift shop and has the best hair salon in the back. I drive two hours to get there every time I need a hair cut :)

    http://elementsofellis.com/

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  17. We have a small restaurant called Kats Patch and its delicious and a local favorite!!

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  18. My fav small town biz is a diner in our town called the Koffee Kove. Everyone knows your name, the food is home cooked good, and they make amazing soup which I am very happy about

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  19. Kristin Goodson
    marleykristin@hotmail.com

    My favorite local business is a bbq joint run by the sweetest couple! I also love a coffee shop downtown. They actually supply the beans for coffee at other places downtown. Would rather support local than a huge chain.

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  20. I love the little cafe we have here, they have great food!!

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  21. my favorite small business is out local health food store.

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  22. My favorite small businesses are a local stationery & sticker shop and my local family style restaurant. :)

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  23. My favorite small business in our town is our local Antique Shop. They always have the most coolest stuff.

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  24. My favorite small business in our city is a local cupcake shop called Cupcake. They were featured on the food network.

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  25. The local pizza shop or local furniture resale

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  26. I love the flower shop in my town.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  27. The pizza shop and ice cream place are the favorites in my town.
    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  28. Including the King of Pops himself.

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  29. I'm always up for all this and I hope that I'm able to win that $100 gift card. I've also taken a loan from 24biz.biz and I suppose it would proe helpful on the longer term.

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