Sign up for Small Business Saturday (7 December 2019)

Small Business OwnerEveryone can make a difference for the independent shops on our high street and in our community.

Every year during the first Saturday of December, UK consumers contribute towards a variety of small businesses, from local cafés to florists. This grassroots campaign is championed by American Express, embraced by local businesses and even many local councils.

In 2018, it is estimated that £812m was being spent in small businesses on 2018’s Small Business Saturday. This year is the 7th year and small businesses across the UK are hoping that it will be a better year.

What can you do as a small business?

The website lists the four steps that small business owners can take:

  1. Register and advertise your business on the Small Business Finder for free.
  2. Download the logo and use it on your website and social media.
  3. Download the free marketing pack.
  4. Tell them about your plans and they will announce it on their Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

What can you do as a consumer?

It is no secrets that local high streets are suffering and empty shops stand at a record high, mainly due to our changing shopping habits. On Small Business Saturday, we encourage consumers to make a conscious decision to visit a few local businesses and keep your shopping close to home.

Consumers can use the Small Business Finder to find small businesses near you and post photos yourself supporting your local businesses with #SmallBizSatUk.

Best of luck to all the small businesses and shoppers.