Saturday, November 24, 2012
Start your holiday shopping at locally owned stores during Small Business Saturday.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Big name national retailers take the spotlight on Black Friday as their deep price cuts pull in shoppers in droves. What about those mom-and-pop businesses all over the tri-boro? That’s basically the question that was asked back in 2010 when the concept of Small Business Saturday was born. Small Business Saturday is on Nov. 24 this year, two days after Thanksgiving. It is a day for everyone to support the small businesses that their community thrives on. American Express founded the day in 2010 to help small businesses get exposure during the holiday season, when they might be otherwise overlooked. With retailers buzzing around the holidays, it is important to support local small businesses that rely on their neighbors in order to continue…
Friday, November 23, 2012
Patrons encouraged to shop locally this weekend in downtown Butler.
A group of local businesses will come together to celebrate Small Business Saturday and offer patrons specials and deals to kick off the holiday season. The businesses, which include Butler Veterinary Hospital, Flowers Galore & More, Soul Journey, Suzette's Stained Glass Gallery, Taste of Dawn, Glenwild Garden Center and the Trinity Center (Pompton Lakes), will all be participating in a giveaway basket raffle drawing where more than $100 worth of gifts and items will be given to the winning customer. Customers will be able to enter the drawing for the basket in all of the stores excluding the Butler Veterinary Hospital and the Trinity Center. Additionally, some of the stores are offering their own deals for Small Business Saturday. Know of…
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Small business owner Linda Fuller offers tips for growing your business and offering more services to expand cliental .
There are many small businesses in the tri-boro. Some of them may be places you and your family frequent, businesses that have been in the tri-boro for as long as you can remember. And some may be your go-to places instead of national chains. Small business owner Linda Fuller is no stranger to starting a business from the ground up. In her recent interview with Patch Partners, a website connecting business owners to Patch in local communities, she offers insight into how she expanded her business’s services from just flowers to wine, beer and gourmet gift baskets at Lake Anne Florist in Reston, VA. Homework must be done first, she said. “Research what’s compatible with your own products and services, what the current trends are and what …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Just what is Small Business Saturday and why should you support it in the tri-boro?
Big name national retailers take the spotlight on Black Friday as their deep price cuts pull in shoppers in droves. What about those mom-and-pop businesses all over the tri-boro and beyond that are the backbone of America’s economy? Just when do they get their day? That’s basically the question that was asked back in 2010 when the concept of Small Business Saturday was born. Small Business Saturday is “a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities,” the U.S. Small Business Administration explains on its website. American Express gets the credit for founding the shopping holiday, which got its official start on Nov. 27, 2010, according to the Small Business Saturday Facebook page. Celebrating its …
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Local florist in Butler looks to save her business and the industry by raising awareness of third parties
For many of us, the art of flower arranging connotes peace and serenity, and a trip to the local florist conjures up thoughts of Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day. But talk with floral designer Jill Mehl, owner of Flowers Galore and More on Main Street in Butler, and you’ll learn that florists today are struggling in an industry that has been dominated by Internet third party services over the past decade, and may soon be hard to find altogether. Mehl, who lives in West Milford, has been a floral designer for over 30 years. She started out in 1972 as a checker at Alexander’s Garden Center in Paramus. She was told she had an eye for design and was sent for training in floral design and construction. “The instructor was a prominent designer …