Thursday, 29 March 2012

2nd Independents Day - Supporting Independent Businesses


BE AN INDIVIDUAL, SHOP INDEPENDENT


Today is the 29th of the Month so it must be #IndependentsDay.   We had a great response last month to our first ever Independents Day (it's deliberately spelt that way just in case you think I am spelling it wrong ) *smiles* .

 I really hope we can grow this to show support to all the hard working people out there who have been brave enough to go it alone and set up their own businesses. I truly believe Independent businesses will be a major factor in putting the GREAT back into this country.  But we have to get out there and promote ourselves.  It's no good just setting up a website, bricks and mortar shop/business, on line business and just sitting back expecting the customers to turn up.  I know from experience it doesn't work like that.  You have to work at it and by using Social Media (which is mostly FREE) you CAN make a massive difference to your business. 


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.

and/or

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


and/or


Link or share this or your own post on your Facebook page and encourage others to share


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.


Below are this months featured independent businesses.
  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.precious-memories.co.uk/   Creating fingerprint Jewellery, hand, foot and pet castings and impressions.




http://minimagpie.com/   The coolest upcycled clothes you are likely to find anywhere


Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

http://www.coombemill.com/   Family Farm Holidays in Cornwall




http://www.charliemoos.co.uk/   Award winning Party Bags



http://musicbus.com/about-us/   Pre-school music for babies and toddlers. Making music fun




http://www.attachatag.co.uk/   Clothes labelling made easy



http://byjada.com/collections    Fine Jewellery

Please leave your comments and Link up your blogs and businesses below

15 comments:

  1. Yay - got the right day... have a post nearly ready to go and then panicked as to whether it would be on 29th of the month or the last day of the month!

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    1. Bless, will keep it on the 29th I think Elaine as we started it on 29th Feb a special leapyear date to signify special Independent businesses xxx

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    2. Fab - all linked up now :-) Looking forward to seeing all the other independents

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  2. Hello there, What a fantastic idea! Agreed it is so difficult for independent businesses. We offer high end products at fabulous discounted prices and we'd be very grateful if you could mention us http://www.itsybitsybargains.com/. We'll definitely tweet this! Thank you

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    1. Thank you for linking up. We are a bit slow and low on number s this week. Must be the weather : ) Good luck with your business xx

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  3. Have been re-tweeting and using hashtag on twitter - great idea. I too was disappointed in my lack of response from Mary Portas on small independent buysiness and watch her progress with interest.

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    1. Thank you Helen, yes don't think Mary portas handles her own twitter acccount and/or maybe really is in it for the money/exposure and doesn't REALLY care about Independents xx

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  4. Well, this post would be of great help to anyone who would come to read this one. Thanks a lot for sharing your thoughts. Damiana

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    1. Thanks Damiana, We tweet, facebok and shar blog post promoting other companies and blogs throughout the independents day. Hope you will join in next month xx

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  5. I've just found out about this after being nominated and think it's a lovely idea! Thanks for organising it x

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    1. You are welcome Wendy, if you have a blog (or even if you don't) and want to join in next month it would be wonderful. XX

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  6. Hi there. Have finally managed to get my bottom in gear and link up to you. A wonderful idea, and am writing on it within the LoveAllBlogs intro this week. Thanks for the continued support, Karen. Great blog and site.

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  7. You are welcome, I know how busy everybody is, I don't have enough hours in the day myself these days. Thank you so much for including it on LoveAllBlogs Will take a look xxx

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  8. I can't believe I wrote the post well in advance of March 29th, set it all up to go out on schedule and then totally didnt realise I had to link the post up to this!! Duurh...spot the new blogger in town!
    Anyways, all done now. What a muppet I am!

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  9. Oooh will take part this month, glad i found you. will it be in the 29th?

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