November 26, 2013

Artisan Soaps Participates in Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday

No doubt you've heard: the biggest shopping days of the year are just a few days away. As a new small business owner, these days take on new significance for me, like never before. This year, Artisan Soaps is excited to participate with:

  • An Open House and the kick-off of our new Saturday hours on Small Business Saturday.
  • Free Delivery on Cyber Monday.
  • A donation of proceeds to Catholic Social Service on #GivingTuesday.

Small Business Saturday LogoSmall Business Saturday is a relatively recent, and phenomenally successful movement! Founded by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday---the Saturday after Thanksgiving---was recognized by the US Senate in 2011 as a day dedicated to supporting small businesses across the country.

Small Business Saturday couldn't be a more fitting day for the Artisan Soaps Open House and the kick-off of our new Saturday hours! I hope you'll come by and visit us for handcrafted soaps and more on this day that we all Shop Small and support small businesses around the country! As a reminder, Artisan Soaps is located at 2914 Broadway in Great Bend KS, and our hours are noon to 5 pm every Saturday afternoon.

Smack on the heels of Small Business Saturday is Cyber Monday. The term "Cyber Monday" was actually created by marketing companies, debuting on November 28, 2005 in a press release entitled "'Cyber Monday Quickly Becoming One of the Biggest Online Shopping Days of the Year." As one friend explained, it's the day when everyone returns to work after the Thanksgiving Holiday and begins shopping online for Christmas presents. To celebrate the day, Artisan Soaps will offer free shipping for any online orders placed on Monday, December 2nd, 2013.
Last, but not least, there is #GivingTuesday: 

#GivingTuesday (#GT) is a national day of giving to kick off the giving season added to the calendar on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. This year, the second annual GivingTuesday is on December 3, 2013. In the same way that retail stores take part in Black Friday, the giving community comes together for #GivingTuesday. To celebrate #GivingTuesday, Artisan Soaps will donate the profit from any sales made on this day to Catholic Social Service---a local agency that provides help for those in need in Southwest Kansas. 

So there you have it: come by and visit us on Small Business Saturday (Nov 30th) for handcrafted soap and more; we'll provide the goodies and a festive atmosphere while you shop! Enjoy free shipping on all orders placed online on CyberMonday (Dec 2nd). And give while you shop, with any purchase you make on #GivingTuesday (Dec 3) going to help those in need in Southwest Kansas. Thank you for helping to make this an exciting first year for Artisan Soaps!