With the current ‘stay home’ and ‘social distance’, a large group of local small business owners is facing a challenging time. National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day honor all small business owners each year on March 29th.
Small businesses are a vital part of the DeKalb County economy, and the critical role they play is sometimes overlooked. Consumers can show them their much-deserved appreciation by shopping locally at all these small businesses. An example of what you can do to support local small businesses.
- Give gift cards from your favorite small businesses to encourage others to shop there.
- Share their social media pages to improve their following.
- Talk about them. Word of mouth advertising is some of the best advertising small businesses get.
- Share their business cards and then recommend them to a friend.
- Be a repeat customer. Remember small businesses are the ones who also support local events, charities, and school fundraisers.
Owning your own business is a dream for many people. It takes long hours, hard work, and much dedication. Countless hours of nurturing the business are needed in the process of growing the business. From starting out to building and expanding, a successful small business is the goal of every owner strive to attain.
What can you do to fill your at-home time and still support DeKalb County’s Small Business Owner?
LePrint Express (Sycamore, IL) has a great idea to help you organize your family photos and pictures. With everyone home and going through things, many people have found some photographs that could use some help organizing. LePrint can digitize and restore old photos for the family heirloom. Whether it is an old black and white photo from your grandparents or an off-color (tinted) photo from the 1970’s, they can help. Once you get all the photos found and marked, contact Nancy Perkins or one of her team and arrange a time to drop these treasures off, and then wait for the big reveal. Call (815) 748-7121 for this special service.
Lizzy Pink’s Boutique (Sycamore, IL) is a trendy lady’s clothing store and has some great spring and summer outfits. To showcase these outfits, Lizzy Pink’s Boutique is posting photos of some of the latest fashions on their Facebook page. One of the clothing specialists at Lizzy’s Pink Boutique can you help find that perfect spring outfit. Even if you cannot go out, you can still dazzle the family and wear a special Easter outfit. You can also purchase a ‘gift certificate’ for that special someone in your life. Call (815) 991-9188 for this special service.
Cracker Jax (DeKalb, IL) is an eclectic gift store and has some great spring and summer items. With Mother’s Day coming, Cracker Jax has a variety of Mother’s Day gifts on their Facebook page. Please contact Lauren Wood or one of her team to create a very unique Mother’s Day gift box. You can also purchase a ‘gift certificate’ for that special someone in your life. Call (815) 758-8178 for this special service.