For many HGTV personalities, hosting their hit shows isn’t the only way to make money. Many have other businesses and partnerships they begin both before and after their success on television. It’s no different for the “Home Town” stars and Laurel, Mississippi natives Ben and Erin Napier.
in one last Instagram postBen took the opportunity to thank fans for supporting their business and the employees of their Laurel Mercantile Co. business, the Scotsman Company, and their newest business, the Scent Library, and his wife Erin makes his contribution in the comments emotionally.
Check out Ben’s post and below why Erin is “whiny” after reading it.
Ben Napier is asking fans to shop at small businesses
Ben Napier’s Small Business Saturday Post shows employees of the Napiers companies at work on a range of tasks including woodwork, stocking shelves and cleaning displays, along with some group photos.
“#smallbusinesssaturday is the only ‘shopping holiday’ that I really care about. This day isn’t about saving money, it’s not about consumption, it’s not about bringing a big corporation back into profit. Today is about putting food on people’s tables and gifts under their trees. It’s about keeping small town America alive. @erinapier and I along with our business partners and all employees of our company are grateful for your business and we hope you do some Christmas shopping with the small businesses in your hometowns this year,” Ben’s caption reads.
Many fans resonated with Ben’s post and let him know in the comments.
“You get what you give and you have given so much to the world. Keeping small businesses afloat is important as they are the backbone of this country and will keep this country free and sustainable. Keep it up,” wrote one fan.
“I am grateful to all of you for conducting business in and around Jones County. The jobs you created are badly needed. You are blessed and a blessing. ❤️,” added another fan, praising the Napiers for their work.
Erin Napier was among those who shared her gratitude in the comments, writing: “Okay this makes me cry when I see our amazing team. means a lot to each of them to have a livelihood because of our customers. ❤️”
How did Small Business Saturday start?
Small Business Saturday is an all-day event that encourages people to shop locally from small businesses and takes place every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, right after Black Friday.
Corresponding Farm Bureau Financial Services, Small Business Saturday was launched in 2010 as an American Express marketing campaign to increase awareness of small businesses and encourage people to shop during the holiday season. In 2011, President Obama, along with other elected officials, began recognizing the day and sharing his support for small business. Although the date is not an official government holiday, with this support, Small Business Saturday grew and became well-known and well-established.
Small Business Saturday has grown every year, and American Express has even estimated that consumers have spent a total of more than $120 billion on small businesses on Small Business Saturday over the past decade.
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