This Saturday (3rd December), Small Business Saturday events take place up and down the country, promoting independent companies and encourage people to shop local.
Small Business Saturday is already the UK’s most successful small business campaign. 2016 marks the fourth year of the campaign, which last year saw £623m spent with small businesses across the UK on Small Business Saturday, an increase of £119m or 24 per cent on the previous year.
#SmallBizSatUK trended at number 1 all day on the day with over 100,000 supportive tweets sent, reaching more than 25 million people. Over 75% of local councils also actively supported the campaign, delivering on the ground activities including free parking, Christmas fairs and small business networking events.
The campaign is a great nationwide promotional and marketing tool for small businesses. It’s free to take part and every type of small businesses can get involved – from craft food shops, to recruitment companies or manufacturers.
In addition to the main event on Saturday, the campaign also provides help and advice for small business owners and those thinking of taking the leap into self-employment, alongside finding opportunities to connect with other small businesses.
People across North Wales are being urged to support their local businesses this Saturday – whether that’s by shopping locally, sharing support on social media or pledging to champion local businesses on Small Business Saturday.
You can find small businesses near you on the Small Business Saturday business finder.There, you’ll also find how to get in touch with those businesses and see if they have and events or offers on in support of the campaign.