Online Small Business Owners: Want To Promote Your Black Friday Sales?

It’s that time of year again. Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales ads all over the place. (Well, really, now they’re Black Thursday ads.) As a small business(es) owner, I’d prefer to help promote other entrepreneurs.

If you have a small business, and want me to include your business in my Thanksgiving night post, then leave a comment here or on the facebook page.

  1. You must have some kind of website, even if it’s only an Etsy page.
  2. I will only list one vendor for each type of product. This mainly applies to direct sales, but could apply to crafts if two people are selling the same items. First come, first listed.
  3. I am a Pampered Chef consultant, so I will have to be mean and say that I won’t list any other PC consultants. We’re not supposed to link to our personal websites anyway. Other direct sales companies are welcome, as long as your company rules don’t prohibit it.
  4. People love discounts on Thanksgiving weekend. If you’re not already planning a sale of some sort, you may want to think about it. Be sure to mention the details of your sale in your comment.
  5. Authors, if you’re running a sale on your family-friendly/YA/clean romance/Christian book next weekend, or offering it for free (if it’s usually not), please feel free to include it. (Remember, it doesn’t have to be Christian, but this is a family-friendly blog.)
  6. After you enter your information, please share this with your friends. The more people we have listed, the more people will be sharing the post next weekend, which means more exposure for your business. Think of it as free cooperative advertising.

What are you waiting for? Tell me about your jewelry/craft/art/cookie/direct sales/whatever business!

Thanksgiving Weekend Retail Coupons & Discount Codes

If you prefer to buy from national retailers, the easiest and safest way to do that is at home sitting in front of your computer.

I’ve listed expiration dates if known. Always check before finalizing your order to ensure that the discount is still active. This page is for information purposes only, and I am not responsible for outside websites. Continue reading

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.) Continue reading

Free Ebooks for Your Holiday Weekend

The following ebooks will be free on Amazon this weekend. Grab them so you’ll have something to read while you’re waiting in line. Or while you’re sitting at home enjoying all the time you saved by shopping online. 😉

INZARED, Queen of the Elephant Riders 4 1/2 stars with 36 reviews – FREE Nov 22-24

Bertha Maude Anderson has no inkling of how famous she will become. She lives in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina in the year 1843. Her world changes forever when she is enticed to join The Romanoff Brothers Circus and her name is changed to Inzared, Queen of the Elephant Riders. Inzared discovers her true calling while learning to live with the nomadic Gypsies. From the hatred shown by some of the performers to the love she finds along the way, Inzared finds herself immersed in the rich folklore and customs of the misunderstood people who call the circus their home. Her one constant is Cecil, the elephant, and together they form a bond that no one can break as Inzared finds herself lured into the world of the Gypsies while clinging to her own roots and trying to break free of the chains that keep her from her destiny. Continue reading

Make Kindness Your Gift To Others

I’m not sure I even know where to start. I’m far from perfect and I’m not always nice or polite (though I try), but it hurts my heart to see and hear people intentionally being mean to other people. Usually for no better reason than that they don’t share the same opinions. Sometimes, it’s not even intentional. I’ve done it myself. We write something on Facebook or we post a fabulously witty photo we saw on a friend’s wall, and we don’t stop to think that we’re actually talking about human beings. If you’re a Christian, then you should know that all humans are God’s children, and none of us are above others. As far as I know, all other religions teach love and kindness as well. There’s a reason for that. Humans can not live without kindness. You know, that whole “Treat others as you would be treated” thing. Crazy, I know. Continue reading