Small Business Saturday Shopping Checklist

by Louellen Coker on November 17, 2010

Saturday, November 27th, as you may noticed via the American Express television ads, the American Express Open Facebook Small Biz Sat tab, and the Small Business Saturday Facebook page, heralds a new shopping day. With Black Friday and Cyber Monday holiday shopping that supports larger retail chains, it’s refreshing to see one of the “large businesses” reaching out to support the small businesses that, in the very true words of American Express, “enrich our communities and drive local economies.”

In fact, we’re so about a holiday shopping day that is geared toward supporting local businesses that create jobs, boost the economy, and preserve neighborhoods around the country that we’re jumping on this particular bandwagon.

So as you decide where you’re going to share your shopping dollars on Small Business Saturday (as well as on Black Friday or Cyber Monday for that matter), we hope you’ll check out some of our favorite small businesses. We have had the pleasure of working with these businesses in some capacity or the other over the years. Enjoy!

A Texas Style

A Texas Style LogoIf you’re in the market for some Texas-style gifts, you’ll want to check out this Dallas-based business. From brisket rubs to fashion apparel to corporate gift baskets to unique holiday decor, Shannon and her crew will help you give that perfect gift. And to make things better…a portion of the proceeds from their website sales will be donated to facilitate and educate Texas youth in music and art.

AIA Insurance Agency

AIA Insurance AgencyAIA Insurance Agency, in Denton, TX, is a full-service independent agency that specializes in commercial insurance and risk management for business throughout Texas. They offer competitive pricing for personal insurance as well as for businesses, including homeowner’s, personal auto, watercraft, and both individual health and life insurance.

Brickhouse Gym

Brickhouse Gym, Denton, TXBrickhouse Gym is an icon in Denton, TX. They offer their members a workout facility that will meet any fitness goal from “getting in a little exercise” to professional body building. They have awesome trainers, a resident nutritionist, free weights, aerobics classes, and child care. What better way to kick someone’s new year off right than with a gym membership! (We’re updating their website…new look coming soon!)

CCD Counseling, PA

CCD Counseling, PACCD Counseling, PA is a counseling agency that has caring, knowledgeable, and accessible family counselors with locations in Denton, Lewisville, Decatur, and Farmers Branch, TX. (BTW, we’re working on updating their website, so keep checking back to see the new look!)

Content Solutions

Content Solutions

Content Solutions, a certified woman-owned business, is a communications firm focused on meeting the content needs of our clients. As part of conducting creative cross-pollination of content, we  create printed and online publications that are innovative, dynamic and effective. Whether you need writing, design, web, or other content strategy solutions, we’ll provide you with engagingly integrated, user driven, and strategically deployed content.

Duane L. Coker & Associates, PC

Duane L. Coker & AssociatesDuane L. Coker & Associates, PC is a full service Family law firm representing divorce, family law, and guardianship clients primarily in Denton County and Colin County, but you’ll also find them in Dallas, Tarrant, Wise, and Cooke Counties.

Essentials Day Spa

Essentials Day SpaEssentials Day Spa, located in Denton, TX  offers the finest services for your skin, body, hands, and feet using distinguished skin care and pampering products. Gift certificates available. Indulge your senses. Treat yourself (or your loved ones) to what you deserve.

Graphic Products, LP

Founded in 1987, Graphic Products has built its business on exceptional service that takes the stress out of print projects. For over 20 years, their  experience, capabilities, and dedication to customer satisfaction have combined to win customers across North America. They focus on cutting edge print technologies to bring our customers lower cost, higher quality products.

High Meadows Academy

High Meadows Academy

Since 1981, High Meadows Academy has been committed to providing their students with high quality and affordable early childhood education and extended care. They offer a sequenced educational program devoted to physical, linguistic, social, and emotional development. They select their teachers based on their professional training and abilities as well as their genuine concern for creating a loving, nurturing, and caring environment that helps children become life-long learners and prepares them for Kindergarten and beyond.

Hop To It Investigations Hop To It Investigations

Hop To It Investigations is a small but mighty company committed to providing our clients with personal and thorough service. We specialize in giving you the most for your money and working diligently toward the success of your investigation.

Isaacks Law Office

Isaacks Law Office

The Law Office of Isaacks Legal is here to assist you with your criminal legal matters and your mediations. We believe in doing whatever it takes to preserve the rights of our clients accused of committing a crime, and those requiring a mediator in a time of need.

Law Office of Tamera Bennett

Bennett Law Office

Located in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, the Bennett Law Office/Lawyer Tamera Bennett‘s primary legal practice areas are copyright, trademark, music publishing administration and entertainment law. Tamera Bennett is licensed to practice law in Texas and Tennessee.

LDC Printing & Promotions

Larry Cosper has long been one of our favorite suppliers of promotional products and printing. No matter your needs or budget, Larry can help you find the perfect items or obtain printed materials.

Leigh Hilton

Leigh Hilton

Leigh is committed to helping you understand that the foundation of estate planning is not just saving tax dollars, but also appreciating the value of planning for you and your loved ones. Leigh Hilton has over 15 years of legal experience in the practice areas of Estate Planning, Elder Law and Probate. She routinely prepares simple estate plans as well as very complicated Wills and Trusts for high wealth individuals.

Lovaas & Lehtinen, PC

Lovaas & Lehtinen, P.C. is a U.S. business law firm based in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The firm focuses its local, national, and international business practice on every aspect of commercial litigation and business transactional matters.  The firm is client-centered, providing large firm style expertise and skill with superior firm responsiveness and service. Lovaas & Lehtinen, P.C. currently represents clients located in Italy, Russia, Australia, Canada, and throughout the United States.

Mauri Pro Sailing

Mauri Pro Sailing

Mauri Pro Sailing is more than an online sailing retailer; we are an international group of passionate sailors who share the goal of providing you with the most appropriate information to help you select the correct sailboat hardware or sailing equipment for your boat or need with the highest standard of customer service.

Michelle Houston, Arbonne

Michelle Houston Arbonne Page

If you enjoy Arbonne cosmetics (or even just need to learn about them), Michelle Houston, an area manager and independent consultant in Denton is a great person to contact. Not only can she help you find the perfect cosmetics for you, she can help you put together the perfect holiday gift basket for anyone on your list!

Robert A. Neal, DDS

Robert A. Neal, DDS

Dr. Robert A. Neal, DDS, Family Dentistry and Cosmetic Dentistry Office is a comprehensive hi-tech dental office for patients of all ages, from age 2 to age 102. No need to see a special pediatric or geriatric dentist when Dr. Neal can do it all! Located in Frisco, TX, we are in a newly updated and well equipped facility offering the latest in dental technologies. They specialize in keeping your dental health their top priority; whether you just need a teeth cleaning, dental crowns, teeth whitening or dental implants, they invite you to come on in – you won’t be disappointed.

Simple Texas Divorce Simple Texas Divorce

Simple Texas Divorce is designed to provide simple, low cost divorce services in uncontested cases. Through creative planning to simplify the divorce process, Duane L. Coker & Associates, PC can provide flat fee divorce services in uncontested cases throughout Texas.

Suzan Staley, Realtor

The Staley Partners

Whether her clients are buying their first home, moving up, sizing down, investing, or finding themselves needing or wanting to sell their current home, Suzan uses her knowledge of the market, her 11 years of real estate experience as both a homeowner and investor, her passion for continual learning, and her ability to listen well to make sure that their needs are met.

Streubel Kochersberger Mortimer, LLC

Based in Alburquerque, New Mexico, SKM focuses on U.S. business law all over the country, from complex business transactions to “bet the company” business litigation to criminal defense to regulatory matters. We work in all forums including federal, state, and local courts, as well the United States Supreme Court. Beyond the courts, we also handle alternative dispute resolution including arbitration and mediation.

Twisted Heads Salon Twisted Heads Salon

Fran and all the stylists over at Twisted Heads Salon in Denton, TX provide the utmost in hair salon services. Be sure to check them out on Facebook!

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Tamera Bennett November 18, 2010 at 10:31 am

Louellen, thank you so much for including me in your list. Tamera Bennett

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