We’re champions of small business, but we’re not the only ones.
Small Business Saturday UK was founded in 2013 to promote the interests of small business across the country, and year on year it’s been growing its presence in the UK. Small Business Saturday is the project which promotes the interests of small businesses and encourages the general public to provide their custom to the SMEs that will benefit the most.
There are loads of ways you can get involved with Small Business Saturday, but the best place to start is to register your business on their website, which gives you access to free advertising, as well as a promotional pack which shows you’re supporting and taking part in their campaign.
The next step is to get social – both vis-à-vis and online. Face-to-face networking is a great way of picking up hints and tips from other business owners, and it can boost the profile of your brand. When it comes to social networking, Small Business Saturday is on all the major social media channels – we’ve put all their links together at the bottom of the page – and you should take the opportunity to let them know what your plans are using the relevant hashtags, so as to piggy-back off their reach.
Small Business Saturday also runs a series of free events, ranging from lectures to workshops, called the Inspire Series. These events take place all over the country in the build up to the big day, so check their calendar to find out where and when you can see them.
You can also keep up with their calendar of events – for the 100 days leading up to Small Business Saturday, a small business is given a day in the spotlight, receiving huge exposure via social media and local press channels.
The heads behind Small Business Saturday want to help small businesses in any way they can – including getting much needed support to businesses across the country which have suffered from flooding. Their flood support page offers advice on where and who to turn to for help if flooding has caused problems for you and your small business.
Finally, whether you’re a small business owner or an aspiring entrepreneur, Small Business Saturday have a page dedicated to providing support and information to help make your ventures successful.