The Wall Street Journal reported today "For Small Businesses, Recession Isn't Over"
. As a supplier to small businesses of over 140,000 general merchandise products, we knew the recession wasn't over months ago because small businesses are still having trouble getting traffic into their business; then having those buyers spend less than last year; and then on top of all that not being able to get loans from banks to help not only keep their business afloat, but as all optimistic entrepreneurs dream of, expand their business, as well.
Nonprofits are suffering in the same way because they just can't raise the kind of funds they need to support the causes needed to sustain our American society. During these recessionary times, all of us, whether you are a business or an individual, need to dig just a little deeper to help.
during July we are running a school supply giveaway contest of $500 to the school that gets the most votes. In just 2 days, over 250 schools have been nominated on our Facebook page
I personally get choked up every time I watch this video done at a nonprofit teacher's organization about this contest: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKpf7cL9XSQ
Nominations of schools are open until 7/18/11. So if you know of a school in need, send them to this contest. Or better yet, figure out a way where you can give back also.
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About DollarDays International, Inc.
DollarDays International is a Web-based virtual warehouse, where small business owners and charities can find great deals on small business-sized orders for more than 255,000 consumer products, from toys and household décor to apparel, electronics and seasonal merchandise.
Due to its innovative business model, DollarDays prices are not only often far below those which most small business are accustomed to, but the offerings include many name-brand products as well as rock-bottom pricing on overstocked and closeout items.
DollarDays International helps its customers to select those items, both seasonal and everyday, which sell quickly to promote both a higher inventory turn and better margins.
In 2006, DollarDays made its debut at number 158 on Inc. Magazine 500 list of fastest growing private companies and recently was named one-of-50 second-stage Arizona “Companies to Watch” by the Arizona Small Business Association.
DollarDays' prices are among the lowest available to small businesses.
Membership is free and any small business is eligible to shop at www.dollardays.com.