If you hadn’t already guessed from the title (clever, aren’t we?), it’s National Small Business Week in the US. Many of our customers are freelancers or small businesses, and this week it’s all about you. We’ve met loads of cool and interesting small businesses over the past five years; businesses that made us think “Wow! Why hadn’t I thought of that?” Like Santa Barbara Silver Safari who rent vintage airstream trailers in California or Touchcloud who offers a green alternative to server hosting. How cool!
So what is National Small Business Week?
Small Business Week recognizes the contributions of small businesses in America. This year more than 2.7 million small businesses all over the country will be recognized this week. And did you know, over half of Americans either own or work for a small business? That’s a whole lot of celebrating to do!
I’m a small business! How do I get involved?
Supporting all small businesses is something near and dear to MOO’s heart (starting as a small business ourself!) so we’re really excited about Small Business Week here at MOO HQ. And in honor of Small Business Week, we’ve got loads of things planned just for you. We’ve partnered with some of the biggest and best brands in the industry to offer you a free ‘Small Business Starter Kit‘ with any moo.com order over $35 (excluding shipping) placed during Small Business Week now through Friday and while supplies last.
That’s over $200 in small business goodies. To claim your free Small Business Starter Kit, just enter code ‘MOOSBW‘ at checkout and we’ll drop the kit in your order when it ships. Hurry though, this offer expires May 20, 2011 11:59pm PST and is valid on the US site only.
And that’s not all! We’ve also teamed up with small business experts to offer you daily tips and tricks to help grow your business. Our first topic? Small business branding. Branding is a crucial part of any business so be sure to find out how portable your personal brand is with branding strategist and author, Hajj Flemings.
Check back daily because we’ll be posting new ‘Expert Tips‘ everyday throughout the week. Here’s a sneak peek of what’s coming up:
- Simple steps for designing a professional website
- Search and SEO strategies
- The in’s and out’s of ecommerce and designing an online storefront
- Small business and accept payments on-the-go
In need of a fun distraction this week? We sure do! We’ll be running daily competitions and giveaways with tons of great MOO prizes. Be sure to watch this space, Twitter and Facebook for all the details–you never know when a contest might pop up! (Hint: twice daily). And our good friend Coruvs, from MOO’s cryptic quiz, may even be making a debut… or five… So stay tuned!