The holiday shopping frenzy is in full force and despite the widespread economic problems in this country, Americans don't seem to be holding back when it comes to spending this season. Consumers spent an average of $423 over Black Friday weekend -- a $25 increase from last year. And with all those shoppers out there, things can get hectic. So we've got a way for you to beat the mall madness: buy from a mompreneur!
Moms are creating successful businesses every day in this country, and a lot of them are doing it right out of their home. The number of women-owned businesses has jumped 44% over the past decade, and moms have played a big role in making that happen. Sites like Etsyand Facebook make it easier than ever for moms to sell their products from home, and these platforms are giving these small businesses more exposure than anyone ever could have imagined.
We're talking about moms like Brandi Temple, founder of Lolly Wolly Doodle. Brandi launched an online children's clothing boutique from her garage, and her company is now the largest business in the world transacting on Facebook, with 85% of the company's sales coming straight from the social media platform. Lolly Wolly Doodle now has more than 400,000 Facebook fans and the company employs more than 100 people in Lexington, N.C.
You can check out, and buy, all of the various Lolly Wolly Doodle products right from home, either on the company's websiteor on Facebook. The Lolly Wolly Doodle Facebook page offers daily sales, as well as free shipping. All you have to do is "Like" the page, and you're all set to shop away!