Congratulations to the small businesses that won our June giveaways on Facebook!Read More
Congratulations to the small businesses that won our June giveaways on Facebook!Read More
The back-to-school season is here! Store displays are full of backpacks, school supplies and uniforms. Sadly, some families aren’t able to afford the historically high costs of shopping for school items.
Nonprofits, churches and PTA organizations host back-to-school drives to provide students with the supplies they might otherwise not receive. Before you start a back-to-school drive, review our tips and ideas to make it a success:Read More
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“If I was down to my last dollar, I’d spend it on public relations.” - Bill Gates
Why does one of the most successful entrepreneurs alive feel this way? PR is an indispensable part of any business and is critical to the success of every company. Small businesses sometimes have to cut corners, however, public relations isn’t the place to do it.
If the money to hire an in-house public relations professional or PR firm simply isn’t in the budget, then entrepreneurs need to get creative. Until you can afford a pro, here’s how to do your own PR:
Instilling a sense of financial responsibility in their children is a goal of every parent. While not all kids are born with the entrepreneurial spirit, many long for the independence that comes with making their own money.
The summer break from school is the perfect time to teach children about the value of money, but finding a way for them to get hands-on experience can be difficult. Even the traditional business ventures like lemonade stands are becoming obsolete with cops shutting them down if kids don’t have the proper permits.
With the help of a parent, kids and teens can learn how to be an entrepreneur rather quickly and easily, and earn extra cash while doing it!
Start by giving your kids a small loan. Have them sign loan papers to make it official and ensure they pay back any start-up costs. Then have them do their online product research to get a baseline of what they could resell their products for, while making a profit. Help them find some wholesale items on DollarDays.com to resell at a flea market or swap meet. Or, if you are a techie, build them a website and introduce them to the world of e-commerce. With any method used, you will be teaching your kids valuable skills. They will learn about maintaining inventory, handling money and loan repayment. By summer’s end, they’ll have a taste of the entrepreneur lifestyle!
For example, your children may select a necklace charm like this as their first investment. They buy six of these for $13.86, and invest $3-4 for a spool of leather to use as a necklace, and they’re in business! If they sold the necklaces for $7.50 each, they’d clear $90 and would be able to pay off their loan and have money to buy more inventory.
Small businesses all over the country do this every day! Our philosophy at DollarDays is simple: provide wholesale everything for everyone. Kids can use this no strings attached approach to their advantage by buying high-margin merchandise and reselling it for a substantial profit.
Selling summer essentials and other trending products at swap meets, flea markets or even online provides kids with the opportunity to learn about the elements of running a business — everything from accounting to marketing. Make this summer a memorable one for your child by guiding them on the path to fiscal savviness.
Charities and nonprofit organizations need donations to survive. Some organizations find that it takes too much time and effort from an already busy staff to effectively solicit donations. That’s where we come in!
We make it easy for charities and nonprofits to request exactly what they need. DollarDays’ Wish List Program allows organizations to maximize every donation by receiving wholesale supplies from their supporters.
A Wish List specialist will create a personalized website for your organization, add the products you choose and will even help you market it with our Wish List toolkit. The marketing toolkit contains flyers, website banners and other tips to spread the word to your supporters. Once the Wish List has been created, we recommend notifying your donors of the new website via social media, emails and newsletters. Then, simply sit back and watch the donations arrive!
Wish lists are an excellent way to empower donors by letting them choose what they give to your organization. Read about our Wish List Program here.Read More
The Twitterverse is a connection to information for small business owners. Beyond being necessary to maintain a social media presence, the brevity of tweets make Twitter the perfect platform for busy entrepreneurs to quickly keep up on trends. Every small business owner should follow these accounts for inspiration, advice and the latest on entrepreneurship:
1. Melinda Emerson — @SmallBizLady
Forbes named Melinda Emerson the top influential woman for entrepreneurs to follow on Twitter. The author and small business coach focuses on startups and business reinvention. Emerson’s feed is a constantly updated stream of tips, Tweet Chats and articles. She often responds to questions and advises her followers, too!
2. Chris Guillebeau — @chrisguillebeau
Chris Guillebeau’s “The $100 Startup” is a New York Times best-seller. He’s an avid traveler who combines his passion for adventure with business. The result is a feed full of pictures from around the world sprinkled with business articles and social media tips. Guillebeau uses his own personal entrepreneurial experiences to guide small business owners to success.
There’s always one more thing to be done, but you don’t have to win at everything. (http://t.co/E1Vky4B1mw)— Chris Guillebeau (@chrisguillebeau) June 8, 2015
3. Anita Campbell — @smallbiztrends
Anita Campbell is the CEO and founder of Small Business Trends — an award-winning online publication for small business owners. Her account is solely dedicated to helping businesses succeed. She tweets about everything from case studies to tips for female entrepreneurs to be all-encompassing of the current small business landscape.
The official Twitter account of the Small Business Administration strives to keep American small business owners well-informed. The SBA shares content from its own blog, webinars and expert financial advice.
Twitter is a powerful resource for all entrepreneurs looking for information and advice. Follow us @DollarDays for small business news and giveaways! Read more about our current giveaways for small businesses here.Read More
Despite often being credited as the backbone of the economy, small businesses don’t receive the same treatment that is reserved for big corporations. Bailouts aren't nearly as available to small business owners as they are to corporate America. Sometimes, entrepreneurs have to get creative to acquire what they need to succeed. At DollarDays, we believe small businesses deserve a break, too.
This month, we are offering 32 small businesses some well-deserved help by giving away $5,000 in merchandise! We’re doing this in two ways: Daily throughout June, we will randomly select one business to receive a $100 shopping spree and two lucky businesses will each win a $1,000 shopping spree at the end of the month. Nominations are currently being accepted (yes, you can nominate your own business!) and you must enter each contest separately. Ask your friends, family and employees to nominate you to increase the odds of winning.
Owning your own business comes with expenses — lots of them. It’s our goal to alleviate part of that financial pressure with our Facebook giveaways. With over 300,000 wholesale items, entrepreneurs are guaranteed to find what they need at DollarDays. As the established hub for brick-and-mortar and e-commerce retailers to stock their stores, these giveaways are an excellent way to receive high-margin items that will result in big profits this summer.
What would you buy for your business with a free shopping spree? Enter the $100 daily giveaway here and the $2,000 giveaway here. You can enter the $100 giveaway every day (until you win!) and the $2,000 giveaway once. The last day to enter both contests is June 30.Read More
Giving back is at the heart of what we do at DollarDays. We donate 5 percent of every order to the causes you care about. With the back-to-school season quickly approaching, we want to do more to help the people and organizations that support students. During the entire month of June, we will donate 10 percent of all orders to the charities and nonprofits you choose. Here are a few ways you can take advantage of this program to help nonprofits prepare for the upcoming school year:Read More
You may just think we are the premier online wholesaler, but we do so much more than delivering small business, non-profits and consumers the best possible margins on over 300,000 wholesale products.
We are proud of our commitment to: