Small Business Saturday UK is a day-long event, which aims to encourage consumers shop local and small, utilise the butchers, bakers, florists, cake shops, fashion boutiques, gift shops, kitchen shops and all sorts of other independent retailers like us.
Small and locally owned businesses, like us, are an important part of our economy. The cash you spend with a local business goes a whole lot farther in the local economy than money spent with the large national businesses.
Any time a pound is spent, it generates a pound’s worth of economic activity and employment. If the same pound is spent in the local economy it generates several pounds worth of employment, behaving as if it were several pounds, not just one. By keeping our money local, we can take charge of our economy.
Why we care? Because it’s the local business you call when you need a sponsor for your child’s sports team. It’s the local business that you call when you need a donation for your fundraising and because we believe in our community.
It’s non-political, non-commercial campaign, which not only encourages people to shop small and local but also highlights small business success. We found a very interesting website http://bristolpound.org/whyjoin that makes a lot of sense.
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. This year it is on Saturday December 6th so have a great day shopping small, local and independent everyone.