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How does $1,600 in small shop prizes sound to you?  You could be one of six lucky reps to share these AMAZING prizes from a bunch of great small shops!  Keep reading to find out how to enter!

When I decided to open a small online shop in 2014, I started out like most other shop owners… with big dreams and a very small amount of cash.  I had decided to leave my full time job and try to make it as my own boss.  It was the scariest time of my life.  Although I knew we had great products and a pretty decent website, I had no idea how I could possibly get the word out about our new family business.  Advertising and marketing wasn’t something I had the money for, but I knew that without it, there would be no sales.  I was determined to make it though, no matter what.

I tried posting on Facebook, hoping that our friends and family would share with their friends and family.  But a week and maybe two sales later, I knew that it wasn’t enough and unless we were going to eat Ramen Noodles for breakfast, lunch and dinner, we needed to grow our business faster than that.  While I love Ramen Noodles, there are only so many you can eat, you know?! I knew I needed to turn this small shop into a 2nd income for our family.  This wasn’t just something I wanted, it was something I needed.  Things felt hopeless until I stumbled across a small article talking about brand reps.  I was immediately intrigued and wasted no time.  Our first brand rep search was posted the following day.  I had no idea what I was doing, but I dove right in and it was the best decision I ever made.

Fast forward three years to today… I have worked with so many different Mamas and even a few Dads.  While I was looking for a business relationship that provided advertising and photos in exchange for free or discounted items, I wound up finding so much more in these amazing humans… I found support, friendships, laughter, shoulders to cry on and a sincere love for small shops and their owners that I never knew existed.  Without each of them, I am not sure where I would be or where my family would be.  I’m not sure how I would have paid my bills, been able to take the girls to extra curricular activities or even have enough money to buy food some weeks, I kid you not.  When things were looking dim, my brand rep team was the sunshine, lighting the way for my small business.  They kept me motivated and gave me the strength to keep going.

Life gets hectic, especially for small shop owners and we may forget to stop and appreciate the important people in our lives.   While we may not say it enough, I’m sure I can speak on behalf of most small shop owners in saying that without our brand reps, we wouldn’t have a small business!  We wouldn’t have beautiful images to share on our social media and on our website.   We wouldn’t have the new customers that they brought in through promotion, pictures and word of mouth.  We wouldn’t have a strong group of people to bounce ideas off of. We wouldn’t have the honesty and sincere concern for our well-being, like we do because of them.  We wouldn’t have the option to spend more time with our families instead of working a 9-5 (or two) every day.  Our brand reps are the backbone of our small shop.  They are the real heroes and it’s time we shouted it from the roof tops!

Let’s take a moment to celebrate each and every person that takes time of their day to take and edit pictures, share our images and images of their family in/with our products, interact on our social media feeds and talk to others about the small shops they love.  Let’s tell them how amazing and appreciated they really are!  And to my personal team, I love you all from the bottom of my heart!  (go check them out, they ROCK!).

Thank you brand reps, for your loyalty, your love and your time.  We LOVE you!

Now… it’s GIVEAWAY time!!!!

If you are a SMALL SHOP OWNER, you can nominate your star reps for a chance to win one of five prizes, each worth over $265!   Here’s how to nominate: Comment on this blog post with 1) your shop name and 2) your rep’s IG name 3) why they mean so much to you or what they have done that is above and beyond in your eyes (this is optional, but I’m sure your reps will appreciate reading it).  Feel free to nominate as many as you’d like.  Don’t forget to share this giveaway on social media! This giveaway will close on 8/28 at 12pm EST.  We will announce the 6 winners on our FB page LIVE on Monday 8/28 at 7:00pm EST!

If you are a REP, you have the chance to win prizes worth over $265 for YOURSELF!  You can enter up to 10 different ways (each counts as one entry). Complete one or all for a better chance to win!

**Follow us and all of the shops listed below on Instagram and comment below with your IG name so we can verify!

**Join all of the VIP groups listed below on Facebook and comment below with your FB Name so we can verify!

**Share this giveaway on your FB page (make sure it’s public so we can see it) and paste the link to your post in the comments below.

**Subscribe to our new YouTube channel and comment below with your YouTube name so we can verify.

**Like and/or comment on at least 3 of our videos. Comment below with your YouTube name so we can verify!

**Follow us on Twitter and comment below with your Twitter name so we can verify!

**Favorite and/or comment on at least 3 of our tweets.  Comment below with your Twitter name so we can verify!

**Tweet about this giveaway or retweet our giveaway tweet! Make sure to mention us @bloggerparent so we are notified!

**Like us on Facebook and comment below with your FB name so we can verify!

**Like and/or comment on at least 3 of our posts on Facebook and comment below with your FB name so we can verify!

This giveaway will close on 8/28 at 12pm EST.  We will announce the 6 winners on our FB page LIVE on Monday 8/28 at 7:00pm EST! Good luck!

Instagram Accounts to Follow (Click Each and Follow):
The Small Fashionista
1377 Threads
Avery Ever After
Belle Knows Bows
BODHI NYX
Carol and Grace
Chasing Butterflies
Dot Dot Smile Click
Em and Ay Apparel Co.
Five Wild Hearts
Foxy Mountain
Gabriella’s Designs
Grace + Crew
Grunge Babies
Hunny Bunny
iBetterAccessorize
Legendary Denim
Little Fashionista Boutique
Liv Rich Boutique
Logan M Styles
Lola + Wren
Lucid Skull Clothing Co.
Lucky Mama Designs
Lulu’s Lovely T’s
Mattie 2 Mase
Mighty Warrior Designs
Modish Trends
Mommy & Me BeYOUtiful
My M Co
Punkaloo
Purple Sunshine Bows
Raising Wilds
Rose & Wesley
Rylee & Roscoe
Spark Threads
Sweet Pea & Me
Sweet Pea Pretties
Teeny Bug Creations
That’s Life Tee Co.
The Vinyl Visionary
Vivi Rose Boutique
 Facebook Groups to Join (Click Each and Join):
1377 Threads
Avery Ever After
BODHI NYX
Carol and Grace
Chasing Butterflies
Dot Dot Smile Click
Em and Ay Apparel Co.
Foxy Mountain
Gabriella’s Designs
Grace + Crew
Grunge Babies
Hunny Bunny
iBetterAccessorize
Little Fashionista Boutique
Liv Rich Boutique
Logan M Styles
Lola + Wren
Lucky Mama Designs
Mighty Warrior Designs
Modish Trends
My M Co
Punkaloo
Purple Sunshine Bows
Raising Wilds
Rose & Wesley
Rylee & Roscoe
Spark Threads
Sweet Pea & Me
The Vinyl Visionary
Vivi Rose Boutique