Support and Shop Small Business Saturday
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.
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. In 2015 Small Business Saturday will take place this Saturday, December 5th.
Spoiled Brat are a “small business” – we were established in 2005, and are a family run company. We have been part of the campaign for 3 years now (since its launch in the UK) & its such an exciting initiative to be part of. You will find us on their website here.
Last year, shoppers spent £504m with small and independent retailers on the day, up 8pc on 2013.
While the organisers do not release forecasts, campaign director Michelle Ovens said: “It’s definitely bigger this year. We’ve seen huge growth in activity.”
Now in its third year in the UK, Small Business Saturday originated in the US, where it was launched by American Express to raise the profile of smaller retailers.
According to the Federation of Small Businesses, the day has the potential for a lasting impact on the economy, because small businesses tend to drive cash into the local community.
For every £1 spent by a local authority with a small or medium-sized business, 63p is then spent elsewhere in the area, backing jobs and growth – compared with just 40p in every £1 spent with a larger business, according to its research.
Around a quarter of people are more likely to shop with local small businesses than five years ago, according to separate research by the Post Office. Its poll of more than 2,000 people found that 42pc of consumers shop with local small businesses at least once a week. Of these, almost half said they do so because they feel they are giving something back to their community.
So what you waiting for guys – get our there and support your local small businesses this saturday either online or instore. You will find any participating retailers with a poster or a sticker on their windows or if online, a banner.
Get 20% off at Spoiled Brat this Small Business Saturday!