You might have seen some of my previous posts this year in my Small Biz Spotlight series, highlighting some of my favourite small businesses I’ve discovered and loved recently. It all started with one post back in May where I shared a few businesses I’d found in the first lockdown. You can read that first post here.
I just wanted to round up all of the amazing businesses I’ve featured this year in one place, so apologies if you’ve been following my blog all year and already seen all of these, but even if you have, you might have forgotten about some of the first ones!
And if you haven’t finished your Christmas shopping yet, there’s some amazing gift ideas in here too!
After that first post in May, I came up with the idea to do a monthly Small Biz Spotlight on my blog, on the first Sunday of every month. The first business I featured was Cocobana, founded by Lewis Robling. You can read all about it here.
The second edition was AlicexLizzy who makes incredible clay earrings, which I actually purchased some of myself, and love wearing them – I always get so many compliments on them. You can read all about Alice’s business here.
In September, I featured Dumb Blonde Club who are a clothing brand local to me, who I have been following since they launched. It’s been amazing to watch them grow and I also bought myself a loungewear set that they launched during lockdown (because we all know that loungewear is the official dress code of 2020, right?). Read one of my favourite interviews of the series here.
October’s Small Biz Spotlight post was probably my favourite because it was my school friend Maisie’s business House Of Small. She makes adorable and fun sustainable and ethical clothing for both adults and children. Read about it here!
Last month I featured Sancti Yoga which is another local business to me, but Georgia also has an incredible online yoga studio which I have first hand experience of when I did her 30 Days of Bliss programme in summer. If you’d like to find out more, click here.
I also wanted to provide some Christmas Gift Guides and it made sense to me for them to be based around small businesses. I had so many recommendations sent to me that I had to split the guides into different categories to make them easier to navigate:
I would LOVE to carry the Small Biz Spotlight on into 2021 as I love learning about all these small businesses and the brains behind it all! So if you have a small business or know someone that does, please send them my way! The best way to get in touch is to email firstname.lastname@example.org