It’s finally the most wonderful time of the year with Christmas just around the corner. Many are getting in the spirit by decorating or shopping for their loved ones. Though this is a great time of year, it’s hard to ignore the fact that 2020 has been a difficult year emotionally and economically for many businesses.
Small businesses specifically have been hit some of the hardest. This season, you can both give back and get your holiday shopping done by shopping at local small businesses to offer some relief from this devasting year. Some of these businesses might be even more local than you realize.
One student at Lipscomb has two small businesses. Her name is Rachel Pavelich and her first business specializes in masks. This local business began in August and has done well given that face masks have become the new normal. Rach Makes Masks, the name of her business, has taken off.
Pavelich is also the owner of Tied Up With Memories, a company that specializes in making memory blankets out of t-shirts.
“This business started in 2013 and it makes memory blankets out of t-shirts and I have made over 100 blankets so far,” said Pavelich.“I have been so blessed to have such supportive customers, so I donate a portion of each blanket purchase to the American Stroke Association and Komen For The Cure in honor of two dear customers.”
This year we want to share a list of other small businesses that are run by Lipscomb students. If you’re looking to support a small business in any way this year, you can find some great options and their information below.
Sara Hinton, CEO of Simply Organized Co, sells cool stickers, t-shirts, and hoodies. You can shop with this company through Etsy or by emailing the CEO at email@example.com.
Sydney Buckner runs Make.sell.go which stands for “Making products you’ll love. Selling them to go. Going to share the love of Jesus”. This business specializes in making customized t-shirts, accessories, and other designs, all while trying to share the love of Jesus to those she may cross paths with.
Aidan Miller started Kwizera Coffee, which has an inspiring origin story. Miller has a passion for where he grew up in Rwanda and for helping others. Through his coffee sales, he is finding ways to help provide jobs and start programs for young people in Africa. Miller’s company continues to use coffee as a means to provide hope for others in the world. Kwizera Coffee is located in Nashville and has a website where coffee can be purchased.
These are some great ways that you can shop small this holiday season while supporting fellow Lipscomb students following their passions.
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