Good Morning Dandy Lovers!
Today is a fabulous day in America! Support Small Business Saturday has become my new favorite holiday and I am so excited to share my passion for shopping locally! Since becoming a small business owner in 2012, I have acquired an extreme dedication to shopping locally whenever possible. In this lame economy, turning to small business growth is something that will truly revolutionize this country and I am proud to say that I help contribute to the small business movement.
When I graduated from the University of South Florida in December 2011, I specifically remember how hard it was to even find an internship to work for free, let alone an actual paying job. Being a recent college grad in this country is not like it used to be, and getting your dream career is nearly impossible. Unless you create your dream career for yourself.
I have never felt like I was actually contributing to something bigger than myself until I became a small business owner. The pride and emotion I feel towards The Dandy Lion Boutique is beyond overwhelming. Our customers are the most ride or die, supportive group of dandy lovers who truly want the DLB to grow into something bigger than we can even imagine and our employees are not employees. They are my family.
Shopping Small Business Saturday is contributing to your community, your local schools, your local economy, your local job growth and your local business owners. We are not CEOs who have several vacation homes and private planes with million dollar paychecks. We are humble, hard-working Americans trying to share our expertise and passion with anyone who will support the movement!
Happy Holidays and remember to shop locally today and everyday! xoxo