Small Business Saturday is almost here

Saturday 1 December is Small Business Saturday, a day to celebrate and support small businesses in our local communities, many of whom take part in the day by hosting events and offering discounts.

The campaign is a grassroots, non-commercial initiative, which highlights small business success and encourages consumers to ‘shop local’ in support of the UK’s 5.7 million small businesses. It also gives small businesses, which often don’t have the budget for PR and marketing, the platform to promote their products. Last year saw an estimated £748 million spent with small businesses across the UK on Small Business Saturday.

As advisers to Britain’s small businesses, we are encouraging everyone to get involved. Start the day with a coffee from a local café. Then do some Christmas shopping at a small neighbourhood retailer. Take a look at social media to find out what events your local area is hosting. Visit a family owned restaurant or bar. Then, when you get home, go online and take a look at the many digital small businesses getting involved in the campaign this year.

We are here to support small businesses and we encourage everyone to do so too.

For more information, visit Small Business Saturday. To find out how our SME business experts can help you and your business, contact Steve Govey or your usual Beavis Morgan Partner.

 Further reading:

Advice and tips for SMEs throughout each lifestage – from startup, through growth, maturity and exit

Which lifestage is your business in and what actions do you need to take now?