National Small Business Week: Recognizing the Small, but Significant

National Small Business Week: Recognizing the Small, but Significant

It’s National Small Business Week! This annual celebration, happening May 5-11, 2019, recognizes small businesses and the important contributions they make to our local and national economies. At BirthdayPak, we applaud all of the small business owners across America – especially our hardworking franchise owners and the hundreds of local, small businesses who partner with BirthdayPak to send more than one million birthday wishes to women every year.

In recognition of National Small Business Week, here are just a few ways small businesses play an important role in our communities and economy:

More than half of Americans own or work for a small business.

Step aside big retailers – together, small businesses are a mighty force! The Small Business Administration (SBA) states that more than 50% of Americans either own or work for a small business. And they are the faces you see every day – our neighbors, family and friends.

Small businesses are the lifeblood of the economy.

Think the mega-corporations employ most of the workforce in the U.S.? The SBA also reports that small businesses create about 2 out of every 3 new jobs in the U.S. each year. Small businesses created 8.4 million new jobs versus the 4.4 million created by large businesses, from 2000-2017. Further, small businesses reinvest more in the local economy at double the amount chains do. For every $100 spent at a small business, $68 stays in the community.

Women-owned businesses are growing exponentially.

According to the 2017 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report commissioned by American Express, the number of women-owned businesses over the last 20 years (1997-2017) has grown 114% compared to the overall national growth rate of 44% for all businesses. In the U.S., women-owned businesses employ nearly 9 million people and generate more than $1.7 trillion in revenue. As a result, the number of women pursuing opportunities in franchising is also rising.

Show Small Businesses the Love

It’s clear: Small businesses are exceptional, and they keep our communities thriving! If you’re looking to show your support and appreciation during National Small Business Week, one of the best ways is to eat and shop local. Try a new restaurant or shop at a boutique. When you have a good experience with a small business, spread the word to your neighbors and friends or write a review.

BirthdayPak Celebrates Small Businesses Year-Round!

BirthdayPak has a ripple effect on small businesses! Not only is BirthdayPak itself a small business, but our franchise model is made up of a collaborative network of small business owners. Our business partners who participate in BirthdayPak are mostly small businesses providing goods and services to thriving local communities across America. When recipients receive their BirthdayPak, they receive valuable gift cards that encourage them to stay local when dining out and shopping. We’re proud to have a part in helping small businesses achieve their dreams and give back to our communities.  For more information on featuring your small business in BirthdayPak, visit BirthdayPakGifting.com.

Are you a budding entrepreneur who wants to partner with a growing national brand and make an impact in your community? Start with this series of articles to get acquainted with franchising and BirthdayPak, and meet some of our small business owners. To learn more, schedule a call.

BirthdayPak Partners With The BEST Businesses!

In the first quarter of 2019, BirthdayPak partnered with the fine establishments featured below.  Through the tasteful gesture of a gift, these smart businesses have chosen to bring more birthday celebrations to them, leveraging the power of the BirthdayPak Community.  For information on how you can bring more birthday celebrations into your business, please visit BirthdayPakGifting.com.

 

The Melting Pot – Arlington
Dallas/Fort Worth
The Woods
Southwest Minneapolis
Chef Mike’s Charcoal Grill
Indiana
Gigi’s Cupcakes – South Bend
Indiana
La Fogata
Indiana
Rack and Helens
Indiana
Bonefish Grill – Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Lifespine LLC
Las Vegas
Marche’ Bacchus
Las Vegas
Nothing Bundt Cakes – Las Vegas
Las Vegas
The Pretty Kitty
Las Vegas
Yard House – Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Chanticlear Pizza Grill
Minnesota
Cravings Wine Bar and Grille
Minnesota
Elements Massage – Roseville
Minnesota
Lakes Tavern and Grill
Minnesota
Nothing Bundt Cakes – Woodbury
Minnesota
Rosati’s Pizza – Maple Grove
Minnesota
Space Aliens
Minnesota
Court Jester
New Jersey Central
Grana Pizza Café
New Jersey Central
TJ’s Restaurant and Bar
New Jersey Central
Riverwinds Restaurant
New Jersey South
Bonefish Grill – Franklin
Nashville
Elliston Place Soda Shop
Nashville
Prose
Nashville
True Rest
Nashville
Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe – Edmond
Oklahoma City
Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe – Tulsa
Oklahoma City
Bungalow Retreat
Orlando
De La Vega
Orlando
Luma On Park
Orlando
Shari Sushi Lounge
Orlando
The H Cuisine
Orlando
The Hangry Bison
Orlando
Avola Kitchen and Bar
Philadelphia
Cafe Mezzanotte
Philadelphia
Floga Bistro
Philadelphia
Great American Pub – Malvern
Philadelphia
Tavola Restaurant And Bar
Philadelphia
The Grog Grill
Philadelphia
Trattoria Giuseppe
Philadelphia
Cruise One
Reading
Dust Busters Cleaning Lady
Reading
Kula Kamala Foundation
Reading
Donovan’s Dish
Raleigh
Generations Salon and Day Spa
Raleigh
Gigi’s Cupcakes – Raleigh
Raleigh
Lafayette Village
Raleigh
Plus Dueling Piano Bar
Raleigh
Raleigh Auto Spa
Raleigh
Market Optical – University Village
Seattle
Taproot Theatre Company
Seattle
The Blue Glass
Seattle
The Olive and Grape
Seattle
Tsui Sushi Bar
Seattle
Woodhouse Spa – St. Petersburg
South Tampa Bay/Sarasota
Bad Ass Coffee
Southwest Florida
Sam-Bucco Bistro
Southwest Florida
Blueberry Hill Breakfast Cafe
Western Chicagoland
ZaZa’s
Western Chicagoland
Zazzo’s Pizza Restaurant and Bar
Western Chicagoland

Wrapping Up Another Successful Year!

In 2018, BirthdayPak received recognition from Entrepreneur magazine as a Top New Franchise for the second year in a row, became one of Franchise Dictionary’s Top 100 Game Changers, added 8 new franchise owners, and reached the significant milestone of sending One Million birthday wishes each year!

The final quarter of 2018 has been no exception, as BirthdayPak welcomed the 84 new clients featured below.  What a magnificent way to wrap up another successful year!

If your business would like to join the thousands of others that have chosen BirthdayPak as their marketing partner year after year, please visit BirthdayPak.com.  If you’re a sales professional looking for a career that will provide the work-life balance you deserve, there are BirthdayPak franchises available throughout the United States.  Call 1-888-206-0083 for more information.

The Jazz Kitchen
Indiana
El Vaquero- Blue Ash
Cincinnati
Truva Cafe
Cincinnati
Coal Vines – Southlake
Dallas/Fort Worth
Inzo’s Italian Kitchen
Dallas/Fort Worth
Massage Envy – Colleyville
Dallas/Fort Worth
Starwood Cafe
Dallas/Fort Worth
Trio
Dallas/Fort Worth
Bill’s Smokehouse
Indiana
Burgerfi – Fort Wayne
Indiana
Porkopolis – Carmel
Indiana
Drake O’Neill’s Irish American Pub
Minnesota
Granite City Food and Brewery – St. Cloud
Minnesota
Joy Kitchen Sushi and Asian Bistro
Minnesota
Minnesota Crafted
Minnesota
Pour Wine Bar and Bistro
Minnesota
Purple Pain Tattoo Studio
Minnesota
Rock Elm Tavern- MG
Minnesota
Rush Boutique
Minnesota
Aglow
Northern Boston
Bellino’s Trattoria
Northern Boston
Geoff And Drews
Northern Boston
Spavia – Littleton
Northern Boston
The Training Room
Northern Boston
Tres Petite Creperie
Northern Boston
Bonefish Grill – Willow Grove
Bucks County
Brick and Barrel
Bucks County
Diamond’s of Hamilton
Central New Jersey
Harvest Seasonal Grill and Wine Bar – Newtown
Bucks County
Vidalia
New Jersey Central
Chianti
New Jersey South
Salon Pure
New Jersey South
Bella Venetian Beads
Nashville
Harth
Nashville
Hogwood
Nashville
Milano II
Nashville
Honey Baked Ham – Tulsa
Oklahoma
Jules Boutique
Oklahoma
Rococo
Oklahoma
Black Rock Bar and Grill
Orlando
Café Linger
Orlando
Cherry Blow Dry Bar
Orlando
East Coast Floats
Orlando
Giovanni’s
Orlando
Indigo Float
Orlando
Orange Door Gift and Clothing Boutique
Orlando
Santiago’s Bodega
Orlando
Xander Blue Salon
Orlando
Yuki Hana Japanese Fusion
Orlando
Martuscelli Restaurant Group
Delaware Valley
Mexican Post – Wilmington
Delaware Valley
Ole Tapas Lounge And Restaurant
Delaware Valley
On The Border – Exton
Delaware Valley
Ruffini’s Pronto Bistro
Delaware Valley
Simpson House Tea Room
Delaware Valley
Slowdown GrillPub
Delaware Valley
The Goal Line Pub
Delaware Valley
On the Border – Wyomissing
Central PA
BuKu and SoCa
Raleigh-Durham
Cafe Carolina and Bakery
Raleigh-Durham
Mellow Mushroom – Raleigh
Raleigh-Durham
The Melting Pot – Raleigh
Raleigh-Durham
Vic’s Italian Restaurant And Pizzeria
Raleigh-Durham
Charlie’s Eatery and Pub
Rochester, MN
Il Fornaio
Seattle
Market Optical – Pike Place
Seattle
Nijo Sushi Bar and Grll
Seattle
Taylor Shellfish Farms
Seattle
Terra Plata
Seattle
Thai on 1
Seattle
Apropos Ultimate Women’s Fashions
South Tampa Bay & Sarasota
Bonefish Grill – Tampa
South Tampa Bay & Sarasota
Carino’s Italian Ristorante
South Tampa Bay & Sarasota
Grand Hacienda
South Tampa Bay & Sarasota
Instead of Flowers
South Tampa Bay & Sarasota
J9 Shoe Salon
South Tampa Bay & Sarasota
La V Vietnamese Fusion and Asie Pan-Asian
South Tampa Bay & Sarasota
Marion’s Gifts and Clothing
South Tampa Bay & Sarasota
Terra Gaucha
South Tampa Bay & Sarasota
The C House
South Tampa Bay & Sarasota
Vino E Pasta
South Tampa Bay & Sarasota
El Gran Agave
Western Chicagoland
Nothing Bundt Cakes – Wheaton
Western Chicagoland
Rue New Orleans Kitchen
Western Chicagoland
We Are Thankful

We Are Thankful

Happy ThanksgivingAs Thanksgiving approaches, we would like to say thank you to the hundreds of businesses that partner with BirthdayPak. Many of our clients have been with us for multiple years as they see the high impact and value of BirthdayPak and are clearly pleased with the return on investment it brings. In the restaurant category alone, the client retention rate is nearly 80%, and other categories are not far behind!

We are also thankful for the ever-growing BirthdayPak franchise owners, as we continue to expand nationwide. Our franchisees have been working diligently, and we are now coast-to-coast in 36 markets across 21 states! That means we get to deliver over 1 million birthday greetings each year while sending our amazing BirthdayPak community members valuable gift cards.

At BirthdayPak, we Celebrate Life and its Memorable Moments. Happy Thanksgiving!

Strong & Steady Q3 for BirthdayPak

BirthdayPak wrapped up the third quarter strong with nearly 60 new clients and a new franchise owner in the SE Minneapolis, MN market!  The BirthdayPak corporate headquarters also hosted its second Franchise Forum meeting during Q3 where a representative group of franchise owners, who serve as a sounding board between corporate and franchisees, brought to light collective feedback and questions.

Below are the smart businesses that have recently chosen BirthdayPak as their preferred marketing partner, you can visit their websites by clicking on their logos below. If your business would like to join the hundreds of others that choose BirthdayPak as their marketing partner year after year, please visit BirthdayPak.com. If you’re a sales professional looking for a career that will provide the work-life balance you deserve, there are BirthdayPak franchises available throughout the United States.  Click here to view the available markets.

 

Louie’s Wine Dive
Indiana
Montgomery Inn – Montgomery
Cincinnati
Parkers Blue Ash Tavern
Cincinnati
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Minnesota
Bonefish Grill of Marlton
New Jersey South
Atlantic Sea Grill
Northern Boston
Extend Barre – Burlington
Northern Boston
Great Road Kitchen Oyster Bar and Grill
Northern Boston
The Chocolate Truffle
Northern Boston
Wish Fashion and Style
Northern Boston
Ivy of Wheaton
Western Chicagoland
Bottlecap Alley Ice House Grill – Grapevine
Dallas/Fort Worth
The Salt Lounge
Reading
Tres Gauchos
Nashville
Tupelo Honey Cafe
Nashville
Grills Lakeside
Orlando
Rizzieri Salon
Orlando
Nosh Restaurant And Catering Creations
Oklahoma City
Oliveto
Oklahoma City
The Makeup Bar
Oklahoma City
Applebee’s Grill and Bar – Northtown
Minnesota
Jules’ Bistro
Minnesota
The Exchange Food and Drink
Minnesota
Cucina Carini
New Jersey South
Body and Mind Therapeutic Massage
Northern Boston
Warp and Weft
Northern Boston
Bottoms Up Sports Bar – North Side Ale House
Western Chicagoland
Bonefish Grill – Southlake
Dallas/Fort Worth
Giovanni Ristorante – Nashville
Nashville
Buinewicz Med Spa
Bucks County
Casa Toro
Bucks County
Red The Steakhouse
Indiana
Riviera Maya
Indiana
Cornerstone Cafe
Minnesota
Crooked Pint Ale House
Minnesota
Crooners Lounge and Supper Club
Minnesota
Teresa’s Mexican Restaurant
Minnesota
DiPaolo’s Red Lion Inn
New Jersey South
Flatbread Company
Northern Boston
Alfies Inn
Western Chicagoland
Aurelio’s – Naperville
Western Chicagoland
Hill Country Water Gardens and Nursery
Austin
Restore Hyper Wellness and Cryotherapy
Austin
Z Tejas Arboretum
Austin
Chicken Salad Chick – Ft. Worth
Dallas/Fort Worth
European Wax Center – Raleigh
Raleigh
North Ridge Pub
Raleigh
Red Hot and Blue – Raleigh
Raleigh
Von Kekel Aveda Lifestyle Salon Spa
Raleigh
Outback Steakhouse – Nashville
Nashville
SAK Comedy Lab
Orlando
The Glass Knife
Orlando
Jon Ric International Health and Wellness Spa
Oklahoma City
The Manhattan
Oklahoma City
NaBrasa Brazilian Steakhouse/Iron Abbey
Bucks County
Hand and Stone
Austin
The Melting Pot – Ft. Myers
Southwest Florida
The Stables of Yellow House
Philadelphia