To do our part to promote, honor and celebrate small business owners during National Small Business Week, we spent some time in our hometown of Durham, N.C., visiting small businesses to talk about their goals, their products and services, and most importantly the people behind them. Afterward, we made this video to share and raise awareness for small businesses everywhere. So without further ado, we present… Small Business Superheroes!

Here at Shoeboxed, we support and celebrate small businesses every day. Most of our customers are small business owners, after all! Small businesses are the backbone of the American economy and pillars of their respective communities. They employ our friends and families, they make our daily routines possible, but their heroic efforts are rarely recognized.

Shoeboxed would like to thank the following Durham small businesses for allowing us to film in their shops and for taking a few minutes to share with us about their experiences working at or owning a small business in our wonderful city:

  • Market Street Coffee
  • Morgan Imports
  • Ninth Street Flowers
  • The Playhouse Toy Store
  • Saltbox
  • Tip Top Cycles
  • The Cupcake Bar
  • The Regulator Bookshop
  • The Scrap Exchange
  • Triangle Startup Factory