Saturday, 28 January 2012

Small business Weekend, Open promotion

As you all know lately I have been blogging at the weekends promoting small businesses and it is something I really enjoy doing. There are a lot of companies out there that need our support, times are hard and if big companies like Peacocks can go under then it must be a hell of a lot more worrying for small businesses who are struggling to keep afloat.

I have a shoulder injury at the moment which has been dragging me down, (Torn rotator cuff, not nice) My cortisone injection has worn off completely and I can't get another appointment until March so I am currently experimenting with lots of lovely different pain killers to try to deaden the pain a bit.

The problem is that leaves me with the attention span of a goldfish,(Ooooooooh shiny) and left to me I would probably write about how everything was "amazing" or "fluffy"
(Seriously, someone needs to take this keyboard off of me before I start telling you stories about lepri, leper, leprachauns or something)

So let's try something different today


Want some extra promotion?

Then tell me a bit about your company in the comments, spam me with links to your site, promote yourself, I'm turning my comments over to you so my readers can take a look at your site and hopefully find a new company that they love and want to buy lots of your beautiful products.

I look forward to reading about your sites x x x

Let me know about your company

Big Fashionista


  1. Ah this is really nice of you!

    Also, your shoulder, have you seen a physio? Theres loads you could be doing :) xx

  2. Hi!

    I'm a graphic artist from Coventry - I draw cute characters, influenced by kawaii and all the supercool stuff from Japan.

    I'm selling my artwork as prints for your wall, button badges and cute t-shirts - for guys and girls.

    Take a look at my site

    I'm also on Facebook: and Twitter: @cakeswithfaces - I always post my new drawings, and I'll have a new t-shirt out soon.

    I'll also be at Hyper Japan next month - can't wait!

    I hope you like my artwork - and hope you feel better soon!

    Thanks! :-)


  3. Hope you feel better soon! :)

    I'm a contemporary fine artist creating ethereal landscape paintings and abstract art. Please check out my sites:

    Twitter: @AndreaFarmerArt
    FB: AndreaFarmerContemporaryArt
    for creative updates!

    Many thanks,

    A x

  4. What a great idea - thanks :0)

    If you like shiny (and who in their right mind doesn't) take a look at my website. I design and make quirky costume jewellery. There are loads with made themes such as cinderella or the wizard of oz, but if you can't find what you're looking for let me know and I will try to make something to order for you. I can also make to measure as we are not all built the smame, and don't all want the same length jewellery :0)

    Thanks again and I hope your shoulder gets better soon :0)

  5. oh I forgot to say that all customers this week-end until sunday 29th jan will get a free gift, and if you spend £20 or more, you'll also get free P&P :0)

    come see the shiny, shiny LOL

  6. What a lovely idea! Thank you, hope you feel better soon *hugs*

    We sell a range of home accessories helping you to add your own personal touch to a room or find inspiration for that special gift.
    Pure new wool throws, funky union jack doorstops & slate cheeseboards are perfect home accessories, but if you're looking for something a little more personal then take a look at our silver jewellery which include leather wraps with individual charms - the must have arm candy!, hand carved oak swings and favourite things canvas wall art.

    Enter code newyear and get 10% off until 31st January.

  7. Wow this is so nice of you!!
    Hope you're shoulder feels better soon xxx

    I'm Rowena and my small business is called
    Sei Bella Nails and Beauty
    Twitter @SeiBellaBeauty

    I currently offer Shellac Manicures & Pedicures from my home in London E14.
    I hope to expand into other areas of beauty.

    Shellac is a fantastic product - Get gorgeous shiny nails that last 2 weeks!!!

    1. I grew up on the IOD. My favourite place in the world

  8. We are a company based in South Wales. All of our products are designed, and handmade by us.
    Daisy Mooo all began as a small fun venture that over time has grown into a brand. We began making accessories for our own homes as there was a lack of colourfull, unique products out there to purchase.
    Mass produced and cheaply made is not our thing, we believe in good quality, affordable, unique and colourfull products.
    We love anything and everything cute and quirky, we are also obsessed with colour hence our moto - 'Colour is Good'. Colour is good, infact it's awesome!! it makes us smile no end!!
    Thanks for reading, we hope our products make you smile also! And we hope your shoulder gets better soon xxx

  9. Hey my company is called dragon dreads and I make cute good enough to eat jewellery like cupcakes, and kitsch jewellery including our best selling harry potter book necklaces. My website is

  10. That sounds goo!!!! :-)

    Well... I shoot people!!!!! :-)
    ahem... not that kinda shooting. I am a Photographer based in Kent (but I travel!!! LEts leave that clear... ;-) ) and I am just getting started again after a long brake brought to you by fatherhood... Soooo... Every help is more than welcome!

    I am promoting my work mainly in my blog ( but getting a website set up for it as we speak... you know what dey say... in an ironsmith's home cutlery is made out of wood... lol

    So there!!!! Help please! ;-)


  11. Aww how lovely are you!
    Well I run a blog design studio called Fuyume Design Studio. My website is and also my blog they both house examples of my work.
    I do redesigns for Blogger & Wordpress as well as custom headers and social media icons. I've redesigned, as well as many others.

  12. oh doll I hope you're not in too much pain! Your blogs always make me smile (you're my early morning reading while I get the boys ready for school!)

    My name is Amber and I've just re-launched my little business Miss Sweets Boutique. I sells my handmade accessories which I design in a retro/vintage style. My website is and I shall also be starting a blog to talk about my inspirations and feature my beautiful customers. It's mainly hair accessories and brooches atm but I am working on some handmade purses, pinnies and bags too!

    Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to share and I hope you mend swiftly.


  13. What a GREAT idea..My business is and we specialise in lifestyle photography with an avant garde twist! We are 2 mums with 6 kids and business is going from strength to strength....

    We have just updated the website, would love to know what you think!

  14. Aww, hope you're feeling better soon lovely :)

    I'm a freelance writer, and I specialise in working with small to medium-sized beauty-based companies to help promote their brand/company online, through Social Media, Press Releases, Web Content, Blogging etc. If a company is beauty-related in any way, then I love helping them out with writing, PR and advice where ever needed.

    My portfolio/website is: and of course I run my beauty blog too:

    Thanks for letting me share my website and blog here. Very kind!

  15. Hello! And thanks again for this brilliant opportunity!

    I am a proud plus size mum and creator and owner of - we sell a whole host of original vintage and vintage inspired clothes, accessories, homeware and jewellery!

    We really do have something for everyone - from original high end designer vintage pieces to quirky retro style jewellery to funky coloured skinny jeans and everything inbetween!

    I also offer free personal shopping on Twitter - follow me at @emmabphilosophy and tweet me what you like and your size and I will see what I can find for you!

    Hope to speak to some of you soon!

    Em x

  16. Owies, your shoulder injury sounds like agony! I had to have a cortisone injection into my Achilles' tendon and that hurt more than the bloody injury itself. Hope the pain bogs off soon! Thanks for this opportunity :)

    I have a business making 1 inch pin badges and fridge magnets. The website is and I can be reached by email on Our Twitter is @funkimunkibadge and Facebook is There are over 3500 designs on the website and we do custom orders too, no minimum order, no design fee, and we often have discount codes going ;) x

  17. Hello! I really hope your feeling better soon lovely. (:

    My names Katy and I have set up my own handmade jewellery business with my fantastic mum. We offer a wide range of beautiful, handmade and best of all completely unique pieces!

    Below is my website and Facebook where you can also find links to my Twitter and Blog.

    Thank you very much for this opportunity, your blog makes me smile everyday! (: xxx

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  19. It's so clever of you to use your blog as platform for small business promotion. Indeed, small business starts it all, as every business empire started from a brilliant idea that eventually flourished.

  20. Hi there, I log on to your new stuff daily. Your story-telling style is awesome,
    keep up the good work!

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