December 7th, 2013 |
Today Is Small Business Saturday !
Today is Small Business Saturday. Their website explains that:
Small Business Saturday is all about encouraging everyone in the UK to support small businesses, both on the day and beyond.
This year will see the first Small Business Saturday in the UK, held on one of the busiest shopping days of the year – the first Saturday in December.
We want all kinds of small businesses to get involved, so know that whether you are a family business, local shop, online business, wholesaler or small manufacturer, Small Business Saturday is supporting you!
One way that the District Council tries to support local trade is through the ShopAtMyLocal scheme. It’s worth having a look at their webpage whether you are a business or a customer:
So today for example, Courts have free mini Christmas trees. We also see on the FeatheringYourNest Facebook Page that they are taking part:
It is a day to shop at your local independent shops and show your support for the diversity and uniqueness of our town. To help us celebrate and say thanks for supporting us this year, have 10% off EVERYTHING!!!
we are giving away free gingerbread cup cakes with every purchase. Mulled wine, sweets, Face painting by Molly and a few songs by Carly Ann Hipson.
It’s a fact though, that small shops can rarely compete with the big stores and internet giants on price. Though they do tend to pay their share in taxes, something that Amazon isn’t famous for - in fact the Guardian reported that on sales of 7 Billion Pounds, Amazon paid no UK Corporation Tax. And other news stories , such as some supermarkets selling frozen Brazilian chickens that are nearly one-fifth water don’t show the big stores in a good light either.