The UK will host is very first Small Business Saturday this December on the seventh offering small businesses around the nation the chance to promiote their offerings, potentially find new business, nad of course increase their trade. The Small Business Saturday UK movement is a new campaign that is designed to help encourage people to support the SMEs in Britain by shopping locally for their goods.
The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills announced that many different types of small businesses have already signed up for the event. The SMEs that have already pledged to take part in the day are all planning some type of special event, deal, or taking part in joint marketing efforts with the local media outlets in their towns.
Outside of small businesses, the event will also include many other local establishments such as community groups, local authorities, banks, and big businesses. All of these organisations will work together to promote the day to customers, supply chains, and their members. Working hard on everything from online advice to business health checks the organizations will all be working hard together to make sure that the day is a huge success for its premier in the UK.
Small Business Saturday is already a successful annual United States event where it has been celebrated for the past three years and managed to globally bring in as much as $5.5 billion in sales. Mellissa Weber, the Amexis UK brand communications director, stated that they are very happy that Britain is poised to take part in Small Business Saturday this year and that it is an event that will really help bring small business to the forefront of various local communities. Events are planned all over the country from London to smaller regional events such pop-up shops.