Small Business Saturday Kicks Off Nov. 28

In its 6th year, Small Business Saturday—which follows Thanksgiving every year, and kicks off national holiday shopping days, deals and the shopping season—will take place Nov. 28. The annual event was created by American Express in 2010 to support small businesses, which create jobs and boost the economy.

First-Ever Indie Beauty Expo Is a Success

The first-ever Indie Beauty Expo, which debuted Aug. 27 in New York City, is being called a rousing success, as it surpassed even the most optimistic expectations.

“Finally, the category has a venue that is custom-tailored to meet its needs and to shine a spotlight on this innovative and unique collection of entrepreneurs,” said Jillian Wright, iBE co-founder.

A Bevy of New Exhibitors Expected for Summer 2015 NY NOW

Hundreds of new and returning exhibitors will enhance the vibrant product offerings throughout the summer 2015 edition of NY NOW, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, to be held Aug. 15-19 at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

Nearly 400 of the market’s total 2,600 exhibitors are expected to be first-time participants with special concentrations of newcomers in both a NEW! showcase in the 1D Lobby and in the Etsy Wholesale pavilion as part of HANDMADE Designer Maker.

Industry Experts Headline CITY Awards

The Independent Cosmetics Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD) has announced its three esteemed beauty business leaders for its 11th annual Cosmetic Innovators of the year Awards. The event will honor innovation and creativity in beauty product manufacturing and distribution July 13 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, during Cosmoprof North America.

National Small Business Week Hosts Awards, Webinars

As part of National Small Business Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration and co-sponsors are hosting numerous training webinars from May 4 through 7. The webinars cover a variety of common business-topic areas regarding pay, digital footprints, new chip card payment technologies, benefits packages and online payment strategies.