Hi there! I’m Alex Newlin and I started Great American Makers in 2018 with the notion that entrepreneurship and small business should be celebrated and encouraged.

We all know that small businesses play an important role in the economy. What many of us don’t know is the story surrounding these small businesses – the why behind small business. Great American Makers was created to highlight the makers, entrepreneurs, and everyone in between behind small businesses.

Browse our featured Great American Makers in our interactive makers map, read the inspiring stories of everyday people committed to following their passion on our blog, and support small business by visiting our makers. By supporting these small business owners, you can buy local, beyond your own community.

Please contact us with any questions, feedback, or recommendations.