'GMA' Deals and Steals Small Biz Edition: Exclusive Deals for Home, Pets and You

Let’s find your Spark & Hustle!  I’m so passionate about small business ownership because it’s what cured my pain from a pink slip after I was unexpectedly fired from a job I thought I’d have forever.  Even without any kind of formal training—in fact, I dropped out of college—I’ve built two multi-million dollar businesses from nothing.    Now I’m on a mission to help others use what they have to get what they want.  

I’m hitting the road for a national tour—visiting 20 cities for day-long Spark & Hustle conferences that focus on turning passion to profit.   (Visit www.sparkandhustle.com for the conference schedule.)  

I’ve also written a new book, “SPARK & HUSTLE: Start and Grow Your Small Business Right Now.”  Read a free excerpt of the introduction and first chapter here

And I’m celebrating the launch with exclusive deals today from four of my favorite small businesses—exclusively for “Good Morning America” viewers!

First, the fine print:

1. Use the promo codes and links provided below only on the dates listed to receive the savings.

2. All deals are available only while supplies last. There are no back orders or rain checks unless specified by the retailer.

3. Exclusive deals are applicable only to the items specified below. The savings are not applicable to other items on each site.

4. Deals cannot be combined with other coupons and offers.

5. Contact retailers directly for any questions about products, pricing and delivery before ordering online.

6. Shipping rates indicated below are valid in the continental U.S. only.

7. You might experience temporary technical issues because of the high volume of traffic. Thanks for your patience

To suggest an exclusive deal for my consideration, connect with me directly at Facebook.com/Tory. If you have any trouble accessing a deal, you're welcome to email me directly through sparkandhustle.com/tv. I will answer you the same day.

 

May Books: Assorted Custom Canvas Notebooks

(Courtesy: May Books)Original: $12 to $20

GMA Exclusive Deal: $6 to $10

50% savings

Valid: 5/29/12 to 5/30/12

www.maybooks.com/GMA

(Promo code: GMA)

Say goodbye to boring notebooks by switching to customized May Books. They’re not just pads and papers; they’re made to fit your style. With canvas covers and sewn binding, these 5x8” books are offered in over 150 colorful designs.  Choose your own inside pages such as agenda, baby diary, lines and blank. Perfect for school year planners, teachers gifts, or think ahead and buy your stocking stuffers now.  Make it even more customized with the monogram option. Standard shipping is $6 for up to 11 custom notebooks. For 12 or more notebooks, shipping is $12.

 

Spark & Hustle Tip:  Declare Your Personal Purpose

Mica May started this company because she has a son with Downs Syndrome and she wanted the freedom and flexibility to earn a living and cater to his needs without worrying about permission from an employer. When your personal purpose for starting a business is very clear, you’ll never be tempted to throw in the towel when you face inevitable challenges.

Amelia Rose: Cabo Gem Earrings

(Courtesy: Amelia Rose)Original: $44

GMA Exclusive Deal: $22

50% savings

Valid: 5/29/12 to 5/30/12

http://www.ameliarosedesign.com/pages/gma

(No code needed when using this direct link)

Lightweight and available in a rainbow of beautiful colors with gold vermeil or sterling silver, the bestselling cabo gem earrings are must-have accessories for summer.  (These are my most perfect go-to earrings everyday—not just summer!)  Amelia Rose Jewelry is a Hollywood favorite and has been featured on shows including Desperate Housewives, The Good Wife and Nurse Jackie.  These earrings dress down for day and dress up for night. Standard shipping is $2.95.

Spark & Hustle Tip:  Passion Trumps Knowledge

Attorney Amelia Lock gave up practicing law to start her jewelry business because it was more closely aligned to her personal interests.  With no formal training in designing or manufacturing jewelry, her success was fueled by passion, which is much more powerful than knowledge.  When starting a business, you can learn everything you don’t know, but you can’t buy passion.    Go with what you love—passion trumps all.

 

dogIDs.com: Personalized Collar and Leashes

(Courtesy: dogIDs.com)Original: $49 to $59

GMA Exclusive Deal: $24.50 to $29.50

50% savings

Valid: 5/29/12 to 5/30/12

http://www.dogids.com/GMA.html

(No code needed when using this direct link)

dogIDs separates itself from the rest of the breed with all-new personalized deluxe Italian leather collars and leashes. Available in 11 colors and 10 sizes, the collars include a personalized stainless steel name plate which is riveted onto the middle so it’s always on the back of your dog’s neck for easy identification. Choose your own personalization as well as your favorite font to be engraved up to 3 lines. The inside layer is made of soft cowhide for extra comfort on your dog’s neck.  Standard shipping is $2.95 flat rate for all orders on the site. 

 

Spark & Hustle Tip:  Geography is No Obstacle

dogIDs, a husband and wife business, is based in Fargo, North Dakota, but it has customers in all 50 states.  The web has leveled the playing the field: no matter where you live, if you have an Internet connection, you can build a successful online business.  Social networks make it possible to attract a fan base without spending a dime. 

Julie Brown on ideeli: Apparel and Home Collection

(Courtesy: Ideeli)Original: $55 to $198

GMA Exclusive Deal: $16 to $60

60% - 80% savings

Valid: 5/29/12 to 5/31/12

www.ideeli.com/GMA

 (No code needed when using this direct link)

 

Designer Julie Brown is known for her love of color and fabrics, which is evident by her vibrant and distinctive prints. Stay fashionable and stylish this summer whether you’re at the beach or the office. Options include beach towels and chairs, tote bags for everyday use and a wrap dress that Julie created exclusively for GMA viewers.  Shipping is $9.95.

 

Spark & Hustle Tip:  Focus on the First Sale

Julie Brown started her business by designing clever bags that she’d sell at trunk shows and by showing them off door to door at small boutiques.  She built a following one customer at a time, which is what every new business owner must do.  Instead of worrying about a five-year business plan, focus on nailing your first sale.  That’ll lead to the second and so on, which is how to build a viable business.

Learn more about how to find your small business passion—or how to promote your small business for growth—by visiting my website at www.sparkandhustle.com.