The UK has millions of small businesses in its villages, towns and cities, many based online, like From Rags To Bags. They are all dependent upon the continuing support of existing, loyal customers, as well as new customers to promote growth.
Small Business Saturday was the idea of American Express who first promoted it in 2010 to show support to small, local business. The date chosen was the first Saturday after the popular shopping days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, at the end of November, which primarily favour the major retailers.
This year's Small Business Saturday is 7th December. It is the perfect time to revisit your favourite small businesses or discover new ones. With Christmas around the corner, small businesses are often the perfect place to discover unusual gifts, often handmade locally.
For more information on the Small Business Saturday campaign in the UK, click the link:
Small Business Saturday website