Travel Influencer, Angela Arena hosted an Instagram live on March 19th to support some of her favorite small businesses. She had a great turnout for the event and over 2,000 people viewed the event in total!
“Times are crazy right now. Everyone could use a little extra love. Especially small businesses, they’re struggling right now and I want to use my platform to help as much as I can,” Angela said.
The line up of businesses included some well established small businesses and even some up and coming ones.
First up was the founder Melody of Fred and Far (@fredandfar fredandfar.com). Melody stated on the live stream that she created this business when she was in dire need of a little extra self-love. Through this, she created the self-love pinky ring which has gone viral in the last few years. Melody has even written a self-love workbook to empower women. Angela stated that she chose to host Melody because we need self-love more than ever to get through this trying time.
Next up was Jordan, the founder of Packed Party. Packed Party is a super unique and upbeat brand that got it’s start when the founder wanted to send herself a literal pity party in a box. It has now transformed into all sorts of products but they all must pass one test… they must spark conversation. If they don’t, they won’t make the cut! Packed party can be found @packedparty and packedparty.com
The third business in the lineup was a small business based out of Jupiter, Florida called Initial Styles. Shannon. the founder attended the Instagram live to talk about all of the different products she has created and where her business is headed. Shannon and Initial Styles can be found at Initialstyles.com and @intital_styles_monogramming
Angela deemed this virtual event a huge success and would love to host more small businesses in the future! If you run a small business that’s in need of some extra love or knows someone who does… reaches out to Angela on Instagram at @pineapplesandprettywalls or shoot her an email at email@example.com!