Michael and I have a weekly habit of watching Shark Tank. Seeing hopeful entrepreneurs stick their necks out to try and gain investors in their company has come to be a true source of entertainment for us.
There is something about giving life to a small, yet useful idea that thrills me. I have always had an entrepreneurial spirit. I think it comes from my grandfather. He dropped out of school at 8th grade to help open the State Meat Market in downtown Brooklyn with his brothers. Their father passed away during the Great Depression, so he and his brothers opened the shop to support the family. His mother was left with seven children to feed after his father passed away, so the boys took it upon themselves to band together, follow the American dream, and build a livelihood for the family. My grandfather owned the shop until shortly before he passed away in 2004.
I think what really makes a small business so interesting is how authentic they are. Usually, its an individual with a dream that gives life to that dream and somehow changes the way we live or do things.
There were many reasons why I decided to add a boutique to my website, but the reason that I chose to become an affiliate of BRIKA is not only their commitment to living "a well-crafted life," but also their focus on the small businesses of artisans around the country who enrich the world with their creations. They give us something new to wear and something new to look at. They help us see the value in creativity and quality. They are doing something different than what you would just find in a regular chain store.
Through being an affiliate, I have the opportunity to share in this quest to make the world a more beautiful, creative place while supporting the small businesses of people like my grandfather who support their families by carrying out their dreams with integrity and an inexhaustible American spirit.
In celebration of Small Business Saturday, I invite you to visit the Boutique and enjoy 30% off with the code BF30 and free shipping on orders over $75 until December 1st!
Thank you so much for your support and I really hope you enjoy your shopping experience!