On the 5th of December it will be the third annual Small Business Saturday. This is a nationwide event which has been designed to provide support and inspiration to the UK’s 5 million small businesses.
For consumers this day is all about encouraging shoppers to shop local and use a small business. For business owners this provides a great marketing opportunity first and foremost but also the opportunity to get some great help and support.
What Support Can I Get?
The website itself has lots of support and help for your business all of which is free, check out what you can get:
The website includes a small business finder. This means you can advertise your business online for free. Not only will this help you to reach a larger audience but it will also enhance your web presence and help with that all important SEO.
Its not too late to plan a little campaign or event for the day and if you have any plans if you let them know they will share your event via social media – once again who can say no to free advertising!
The website also has a marketing pack you can download. This will help to promote your business event and increase those sales!
Are there any events happening?
A series of events is being put on for small business owners (which are all free) on a diverse range of topics aimed at providing support for your business and inspiring you at the same time.
The next event is at Somerset House, on the 30th of November and covers Measuring For Success.
Locally there is a website set up for small businesses in Bournemouth and Poole. There will be plenty of small events happening in town and the council are offering pop up shops as part of the event for a very small cost.
There will also be coverage by the Bournemouth Echo and they are offering adverts at a lower cost.
You can also register your event on the website and they will help to promote your event locally.
What are we doing?
We love to help small and growing business and so for 7 days from the 5th – 12th of December we are offering half price personal tax returns. If you are interested in this offer head over to the contact us page and say hello.