Small Business Saturday is taking place on Saturday, 6th of December and it is meant to be one of the busiest shopping days of the year. The aim of Small Business Saturday is to promote the benefits of shopping locally and help small businesses build longer term trade by attracting new customers from the local community.

Shopping at a Small Business Saturday event means that you and the local community value what we do. Small businesses give innovation, creativity and jobs back to the community, but they need to make a profit, some of them just work to survive. It is very sad to see them go after years of trading, because they haven’t been able to keep up with the rent or because nobody comes into their shops anymore.

If you would like to meet some of the talented local businesses I know and I work with, check this video. 

What are we, small businesses, doing for Small Business Saturday? 

You should prepare great offers, prizes, competitions and events. The Wandsworth Council’s page has a list of some of these businesses, their offers and when to buy, check out local opportunities for you to be involved with. There is going to be a great buzz around the country, check out social media following the tags below or ask your favorite shops what they are going to do.
These are my offers:
– 15% discount on all classes and workshops
– 15% on the party venue hire 
– 15% on our Autentico chalk paint
You can buy any class online from the 6th of December, book a party by sending an email or buy the paint from the 8th of December at the club. All three offers are valid until the 15th December, 2014 and includes classes and parties taking place in 2015.
How to get people involved?  
Here some ideas you could propose to your customers:
Rather than buying your sister a new bag from a large online retailer, buy her a class so she can learn how to make an on trend & unique bag, or a cushion cover with a reindeer applique, or her own style dress.
Or rather than buying a piece of self-assembling furniture, upcycle your grandma’s old solid piece, or change the upholstery fabric of your favorite chair …
#SmallBusinessSaturday or #SmallBizSatUK
I am a mother of two beautiful children who one day decided to create a place for other mums to enjoy, learn new skills, become queens of all things handmade and bring their children along. I work many many (many) hours a day and I try very hard to have some time at home with my family too, otherwise this would be pointless. I love what I do and I hope I can continue doing this for many years to come.
Thank you for supporting Small Business Saturday!!!!!
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