Small Business Saturday UK is a grassroots, non-commercial campaign, which highlights small business success and encourages consumers to ‘shop local’ and support small businesses in their communities or online.
The day itself takes place on the first shopping Saturday in December each year, but the campaign aims to have a lasting impact on small businesses year round. In 2015 Small Business Saturday took place on Saturday, December 5th with £623 million spent with small businesses on the day, an increase of £119 million on 2014. For more information follow @SmallBizSatUK or head to www.smallbusinesssaturdayuk.com.
Why We’re Supporting #MicroBizMattersDay
Of the small businesses in the UK. the biggest group is of course the micro businesses – the individuals or small groups of people making their thing happen every day without a big team around for support. For these businesses, the owner is also the cleaner, the chef, the accountant and the HR manager – keeping a million balls in the air at one time and then doing it again tomorrow. These businesses are the centre of our communities – the plumber who comes out on Christmas Eve, the hairdresser that comes to your house when you have broken your leg and cant get to the high street, the butcher that saves a bone for Buddy the dog, the Post Office that holds on to that extra special parcel…. Communities would literally fall apart without these micro businesses that provide the glue to hold them together. This is fundamentally why it is critical to support them, and make an extra special effort to do so on Micro Biz Matters Day. The communities that we are part of and rely on, in turn rely on micro businesses. And it is a tough old job running a micro business – so let’s all take a little time to show them some extra love this 8th January – and they will show us love the rest of the year round.
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