As I write this post the world feels heavy. We just received news of even harsher lockdown restrictions in Sydney - we have now been in lockdown for 3 weeks. They say 2 more, but at this point who even knows.....
I, myself run a small business, one I have poured my absolute heart and soul into for 4 years. There are thousands, of others, like me, who are finding themselves affected by these lockdowns and their businesses taking a massive financial hit. Unfortunately, in a lot of these circumstances, there is no help to smaller businesses that are sole traders or in the creative/digital industries. For this reason, I have decided to put together a list of incredible small businesses that YOU can support during this lockdown period. We have to band together and get through this time together.
So I am asking you to do at least one of the following if not more:
Share this blog with everyone you know - send it to family, friends, and work collages.
Post it. On your IG, your Facebook, your Twitter, wherever you hang out online.
PURCHASE something - buy yourself a gift, or for someone else. Book in a service, even if it means you have to wait a few months when restrictions are eased.
Let's use this blog to spread brand awareness to those who need it and also to help them financially. Even ONE sale makes a huge difference to these businesses through this time.
Check out these incredible businesses below. Make sure to check out their websites or give them a follow on IG!
Sale Price: $425.00
GET A SIMPLE AND STYLISH WEBSITE UP, FUNCTIONING, AND READY TO GO IN ONE DAY!
In this one-on-one website creation session, we will create your simple Squarespace website together, plus you will also learn how to use it yourself! After the session we will provide an hour of complimentary web design services, tidying up and connecting your domain to make the website live.
Pre-planning consultation session
2-hour creation session (via Zoom or face to face in Ballarat) to create your simple website together
1-hour complimentary web design services. We do the tricky stuff - including website domain connection.
You will have a live, functioning, and beautiful website that is ready to use!!
After the website creation session, you will have a fully functioning 3 to 4 page website - including the home page, about page, and contact page, that is up and running, ready to use!! We will also teach you how to use your website as we build it together, so you can go back in and edit it.
Retro Marketing helps health and creatives businesses enrich our community by creating quality web design & genuine marketing.
"Rebecca Jane Singh Design is a creative service & product-based business, operating out of South West Sydney.
Working mainly with Mums & Women in Business, offering a comprehensive range of products and services such as graphic design, custom & promotional products and apparel, car signage, vinyl decals, custom printed labels, personalized products & more.”
We all crave that feeling of a restful night's sleep, sometimes we just need a little help to get there. The Bedtime Bliss Wellness box includes products to support your nighttime wind down and help you rest and rejuvenate ready to take on the day!
This pack retails at $229.33 AUD and includes a wholesale membership so your price is only
You receive 3 boxes delivered in line with the next 3 leaps your bub will experience.
Everything in the Once Off Option (5+ products and leap info cards)
Free shipping within Australia (an extra charge may occur for regional areas across the country)
Access to the My Loxxi Mamas VIP group.
Right now if you purchase a 3 leap box you get a free gift
My Loxxi is a subscription box service with mums in mind. We send boxes created to make Me Time more accessible to mama as you navigate the journey of motherhood. While you focus and support bub, we support you!
Baebina's Crossbody Pram Bag is for mamas who refuse to look mumsy. This multi-function bag combines the practicality of a pram caddy with the luxury of a handbag. Made from genuine leather with clever, adjustable storage and water-resistant lining, this game-changing bag is designed to see mums through motherhood and beyond.
Shortly after becoming a mum, founder, Melody Ziri created the Baebina brand when she struggled to find a dual-purpose mum-slash-baby bag.
"I just wanted a bag that would function both as a pram bag and crossbody bag and allow me to effortlessly switch between both. But it also had to be high quality, stylish and compact". Needless to say, the bag also had to be practical, where it could carry essential items for both mum and bubba. After months of research and design, Melody finally realised her dream.
First birthday crown - Royal Blue Velvet crown with Gold Number
I'm Liz, designer, and maker of custom-made birthday crowns and dress-ups and for kids. I make it easy for parents to bring some fun into their child's; birthday party, book week /school dress-up days, photoshoots, and dress-up boxes.
Bella Leopardo is an Australian owned and operated fashion label dedicated to providing women affordable premium quality leather Leopard print shoes (and soon to be fashion and accessories) without the hefty price tag of the nemesis designer brands.
Built on a philosophy of SO much more than just shoes, we believe every woman should feel beautiful and empowered every single day and worthy of luxury no matter her status, lifestyle or bank account.
Famed for their quality, comfort and versatility, the collections are designed for both the trendy and the traditional, the modern and the classic women. Women who are fiercely confident and not afraid to stand out in a crowd, or those who need an extra confidence boost.
With styles ranging from the iconic classic everyday pump and chic loafer flats to sexy feline stiletto high heels, the carefully curated collections are designed to complement the lifestyle of women from all demographics and be her failsafe wardrobe staple she will still be reaching for and loving for many years to come.
Designed by women, for women, Bella Leopardo understands that every woman is multifaceted with an inner feline and that confidence can be empowered by simply putting on a pair of leopard print shoes!
(More designs available)
Your colouring in drawstring backpack is extra special with stunning holographic details to highlight your child's colouring in. Each Colouring in backpack comes complete with a set of 10 colourful Clever Patch fabric markers and a easy to follow instruction card.
Exclusive discount code:
15% off when you purchase any two of our colouring in backpack kits.
At Pip Pip Hurrah our passion is designing and hand making unique, think outside the box personalised decor and accessories that celebrate the personality of the people you love most in this world.
With all of our cushions and bags designed and handmade with much love and care in Camden NSW, we have the flexibility to customise your gifts down to the finest detail, ensuring that together we can create a gift just as special as the person you are giving it to.
Daphne is the newest edition online, she is comfortable, feminine & flattering & she’s quickly becoming a staple in many wardrobes.
Daphne is handmade in Sydney using the finest naturally dyed European flax linen 🤎
Every garment tells a story of process & creation.
Our sustainable natural fibre garments are elegant free-flowing silhouettes that flatter the female figure at any size.
We want all women to feel beautiful, valued & represented in good quality sustainable clothing that they will cherish for many years to come.
A gorgeous trio of our bows AND a scrunchie delivered to your door every month.
Little Bow Co is your boutique headwear and accessory label for all ages.
All designed and made with a whole lot of love in Camden, Australia.
Monthly bow and scrunchie subscriptions available to keep you on point.
Manage My Wedding Bridal Robes are the perfect elegant pre-wedding option and can be worn again after the special day.
Manage My Wedding, created by Gold Coast Mum or two, Yvette Sitters started as a Wedding Planning App and has grown the brand to include a weekly podcast and online store. The store has been carefully curated to offer customers a selection of beautiful items of the highest quality, sourced from Australian, family-owned and operated businesses.
- Made with Sun Safe UPF50+ Fabric - Full-length sleeves - High neck for extra sun protection - Zipper at the back of the neck for easy dressing
Kicky Swim is an Australian Mum run business that provides sun safe swimsuits & rashies for babies and kids.
At Sierra Rose Creative we have a passion for pretty things! Think beautiful name plaques, sweet baby gifts and our best selling affirmation boards. Unique, personalised décor and gifts are our speciality.
All designed and handmade in our home studio in Sydney.