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Why I Support Small Business Saturday

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Saturday, November 24th falls between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and it also marks the third annual Small Business Saturday; a day to support local businesses around the country.

Why should you care? Well, most small to medium-sized beauty brands tend to be cruelty free. And, I like to support the brands who haven’t sold out (to large corporations or to the Chinese market) – like NYX and Urban Decay. Don’t get me wrong – I have nothing against corporations. Every large organization started out somewhere. But, I do have a problem with large corporations who put profits before compassion.

Also – I AM A SMALL BUSINESS OWNER! Yep – I keep this site alive and pay the bills by selling ads, and for those who don’t know, I am the founder of Top Tier Social Media, a social media management and consulting business. So, support peeps like me by commenting and sharing your favorite bloggers’ posts, visiting independently-owned salons and shops, and by purchasing indie cosmetics and beauty products! While you’re at it – why not give some extra retail-love to women and minority-owned businesses?

Small Business Saturday was founded in 2010 by American Express in response to small business owners’ most pressing need: more customers. American Express provides support by generating awareness and action around shopping local for the entire day. So if you need a gift, a haircut, new shoes, a new concealer… Pick it up at a small biz! You can learn where to shop, and how to support local businesses in your area by visiting http://www.shopsmall.com.

Press samples have been provided for review. Opinions are the author’s own. Article may contain affiliate links.

About chiefbunny

Jen Mathews is the Chief Bunny and social media maestro for My Beauty Bunny. She is also the President of Top Tier Media, a social media agency for beauty, fashion, health and lifestyle brands.

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  • http://pure-makeup.blogspot.com Mary

    I love supporting handmade cosmetic companies. Not only are the businesses small, but they’re often owned by women!

  • http://DavetteBrown.com DavetteB

    I support small businesses because they tend to have better customer service. I also like ‘Mom & Pop’ stores

  • http://lolassecretbeautyblog.blogspot.com lola

    I am a huge fan of Small Business Saturday! It is so important to support small businesses!

  • http://www.makeupthatdoesntsuck.com Angela Hall

    I think one of my priorities next year will be purchasing products from artist created cosmetics lines.

  • Raqueline.

    too bad urban decay was bought by loreal :( principles got raped badly in this transaction.

  • http://www.mybeautybunny.com chiefbunny

    I agree Raqueline!

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