Want to Help the Economy? Buy From a Small Business This Weekend

Buying from a small business is the best way to help our economy. When you buy from a small business, your money is going to a family rather than a corporation. Even with direct sales, while some of the profit does go to the company, part of it goes to the individual representative. When you support crafters and artists, you’re not only getting an original gift, but you’re encouraging someone to continue to explore and develop their talents.

I am providing these links as a service to my readers, both as customers and business owners. This listing is not an endorsement, nor am I responsible for content on outside websites. I am not receiving any compensation for this listing or for any sales made on these sites. (With the exception of The Pampered Chef.)

Handmade Items

Town of Beadrock ~ FREE SHIPPING to the US and Canada on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday November 22, through Monday November 26 (expires midnight EST) — no coupon necessary. Thanks for supporting handmade! Welcome to Town of Beadrock, home of handmade leather wrap bracelets created with the highest quality craftsmanship and materials including genuine leather, gemstones, freshwater and glass pearls, and Czech glass beads. Inspired by the popular Chan Luu bracelets, Town of Beadrock you’ll find a unique variety of original designs featuring beads from small to chunky, and ranging from mini-wrap bracelets to 5-wraps.

HandStamped By Love ~ Custom cards, wedding invitations, graduation announcements, and custom-made scrapbooks (I have received a couple of Jeanne’s cards because we have several mutual friends who buy from her. She does fabulous work. You will not be disappointed.)

Paracorded ~ Custom paracord bracelets and accessories

Material Nana~ all sorts of things made out of material – pants, bandanas, potholders, etc – and many items are upcycled or recycled


Direct Sales Reps

The Pampered Chef ~ I am a PC consultant, but we’re not allowed to link to our PC site from an outside site. Contact me for the link. Free shipping on orders $75 or more on Cyber Monday.

Close to My Heart ~ Lori Moffit: For every Stamp of the Month Set purchased, $1 will be donated to Hurricane Sandy relief.

Isagenix ~ Karen Hall: We are a company that cleanes the body at a cellular level. We all have toxins, skinny and overweight people all need to cleanse. Not a colonix but a soft cleanse. It’s all about about nutrition. All organic and natural.

It Works ~ Cindy Martin: Tighten, tone, and firm in as little as 45 minutes