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Think you could get your holiday shopping done without any of these Black Friday deals? 🤔

Shopping local is great for small businesses and communities, but do you think you could complete all of your holiday shopping without buying anything from corporate America this year? Business.org is challenging you to do just that, and they’re paying one lucky person to take on that challenge!

Business.org is a company that supports small business owners. This year, they’re hiring one skilled shopper who is willing to ditch corporate America and complete 100% of their holiday shopping at locally owned businesses in their community. The successful candidate will earn $1000 for completing the challenge and documenting their experiences!


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The ideal candidate for this challenge will have a sincere desire to shun corporate America and commit to a local lifestyle for their holiday shopping. A strong social media presence is also an asset, but not required. If selected for this challenge, you’ll be required to:

  • Visit 3–5 local businesses in your community to buy holiday gifts
  • Keep receipts to show where each item was purchased
  • Refrain from buying gifts from corporate America this year
  • Share your experience on your social media channels, including pictures of yourself in the stores
  • Document all the details like cost, convenience, customer service, and the pros and cons of your local shopping adventures
  • Write a short summary of your experience to be shared on the Business.org blog

Think you’re up to the task? Visit the Business.org website and complete your application no later than November 27, 2019. Good luck, and come back and let us know if you get the job!


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Comments 10

  1. T

    The only downside…posting online. I don’t have social media. But I of course know why they would want to choose someone that has a big following.

  2. Jackie

    This is awesome. I would totally do this! We could use the money this time of year, and I love promoting local small businesses.

  3. Nikki

    $1000 is a lot of money.. $500 seems more reasonable and relatable.

  4. Errrrr

    Free money? No complaints there. But the idea of “shunning” corporate America solely based on its business success seems illogical and quite narrow-minded. All “big” retailers were, at one point, small businesses. Also, “big” retailers employee lots of local residents. “Shunning” these retailers endanger these jobs, which, in turn, hurts the local economy. A person can support both small business and big retailers. It does not have to be an either/or situation.

    • Mel

      Well said.

  5. Jenn

    The application link does not appear to be working. Nothing happens when I click on it. 😭

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Oh darn! That link is still working for me now as I click through. Maybe wait a moment and try back again or switch to a different browser. Hoping it works for you soon!

  6. mamaana

    I LOVE THIS! My town has what we call #ShopRavenna shop local and promotes exactly this!! I really hope I can win bc I’m soooooooo in for it, plus I’m on ALL social media! 🙌🏼🙌🏼

  7. nickyB

    Even small businesses are corporations. The one I work at is. 2 employees plus the owner. Incorporating a business, even a small one, makes sense for tax purposes and legal protection.

  8. Maryjane Gorman

    Nice

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