Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Supporting Independent Businesses

February 29th, always a special day, and perfect to launch our first ever Independents Day .  Hopefully if there is enough interest we can make this a monthly shout out to all hard working independent businesses.



Here's how it works :

If you have a blog, please write a short post mentioning and linking to three or so independent businesses that you follow, buy from or just plain admire.  You can of course link to your own business if you want to.    Its all about building up the links to help people find our businesses.

Leave a comment below with a link to your blog so we can all pop over and take a look.  It would be really great if you would link back to this post and if you want grab the badge code.

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Tweet about the independent businesses you are supporting and mentioning the hashtag #IndependentsDay

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Link or share this or your own post on Facebook

You don't have to be an independent business to get involved or have a blog.  Comments, tweets and facebook mentions will all help enormously. 

Here are just a few of the many great independent businesses I have come across.  I will be featuring more each month so if you want to get involved please leave a comment below so I can find you.


http://www.littlestomper.co.uk/   Wonderful selection of quality branded footwear for children at affordable prices. - owned by Claire




http://www.minoredition.co.uk/   Beautiful dresses for little girls - owned by Ipshita





http://www.littlesheep-learning.co.uk/  Teaching & learning resources for children - owned by Elaine



http://www.crafts4kids.co.uk/   Creative and Educational toys, games and gifts - Owned by Fiona




Icklebabe    Illustrator of all things cute, whimsical and fun - owned by Helen




Claire Close   Artist who takes inspiration from the cliffs and coast of her home in Exmouth, Devon


Sparkle and Spin   Stocking the best of Danish kids clothes



Picaloulou     Beautiful hand knitted  clothes for children - owned by Shireen




TalkingTots  Helping children communicate with confidence - owned by Tracey and Lisa




Discovery at Rosehill   A debut novel by Author  Katheryn Brown  


http://www.eggcupclothing.co.uk/   Wearable, individual clothes - owner Claire

Please copy and paste the code below to your blog to display the button and show your support for Independent Businesses

Code broken for the moment will replace soon : (


Independents Day

Don't forget to link up or leave a comment

22 comments:

  1. Great idea. Ive blogged, tweeted and will be sharing the love.

    And thanks for mentioning LIttle Stomper xx

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    1. You are welcome Claire, hope it brings you some business xx

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  2. Thanks for adding me to your list :-) I'll be blogging later with my top independent retailers...

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    1. Thank you Elaine, Hope it brings you some business xx

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  3. What a lovely idea, inspired me to a blog post today in support of all the great businesses out there. Have linked up my post

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    1. Thank you Fiona, hope we can make it a regular thing. Even if just one person thinks independent business before going for the high street it will be a success xx

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  4. Thanks Karen.. gorgeous selection of businesses there :)
    - Ipshita xx

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    1. Thank you Ipshita, good luck with your lovely company and hope you get masses of wholesale orders. I'm going to make it a regular monthly shout out so if you want to recommend some companies let me know xx

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  5. Such a fabulous idea and I do hope it can become a regular thing. I've written about my gorgeous bracelet from you on my blog and I hope you don't mind but I've mentioned Independents Day on there too :-)

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    1. You are such a lovely lady, thank you so much for the post its wonderful. I love how you take your photo's .xxx

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  6. Thanks for spreading the love :)

    Love the girls at Sparkle & Spin xx

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  7. Thanku for the mention lovely ! Will be adding your badge to my Friday I'm in love post tommirow ;)))) xx

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  8. Sorry I didn't manage to join this Linky this time around - hope to do so next time as its a great idea. I have had serious blog / website issues this week so am horribly behind....

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment and yes hope to see you on next months link up xx Hope all the issues are now fixed .

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  9. This link up looks good so I have tagged you so more people may see it :)
    http://pinkoddy.wordpress.com/2012/03/03/question-of-twelves/

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    1. Thank you so much, the more the merrier xx

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  10. fantastic idea, good look to you all. Thank you Karen for our wonderful purchase of the sports shirt for our grandson.

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  11. great idea ,fab clothing collection liked on facebook xx

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  12. Will definitely add you to my blog - once I make one! Have only just discovered that I don't need a degree in web design to do so. Really love the way your site is laid out.

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