Small Business Saturday – Get Involved!

November 5, 2013 3:11 pm

Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday is taking place right across the UK for the first time on Saturday 7 December. Introduced in the UK by Shadow Business Secretary, Chuka Umunna, and supported by the Prime Minister, Small Business Saturday is a national grassroots campaign to encourage people to shop locally as well as support small businesses in their communities on the day and beyond.

Originating in the United States, Small Businesses Saturday is held on the busiest shopping day of the year in the US and last year helped raise the profile of small businesses and their contribution to society, creating a massive £3.5bn in sales and increased long-term custom.

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), the UK’s leading business organisation with approximately 200,000 members, supports small businesses on a daily basis and has run a major campaign for many years to Keep Trade Local. The FSB has long recognised our high streets as the hub of communities and regularly call on local authorities to introduce measures to make it easier for people to shop locally and also improve business conditions on the high street.

Given this, the FSB Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Region are delighted to be a supporter of Small Business Saturday and are keen to lead Small Business Saturday activities across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.   To register an event or to see what is already planned across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, visit their dedicated web page: http://www.fsb.org.uk/notts-and-derby/sbs.

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