Think small first on Saturday

When it comes to thinking big, Small Business Saturday is proving to be a very big idea indeed.

Taking place this Saturday, on one of the busiest shopping days of the year, Small Business Saturday aims to celebrate small independent businesses and their contribution to the UK economy.

It is an important initiative. For the millions (literally) of small businesses in the UK, this will be a day of collective recognition and support.

“Small Business Saturday is about reconnecting people with the small businesses in their local areas and demonstrating the enormous value that they bring to individual customers and to the UK as a whole,” says Phil Orford, chief executive of the Forum of Private Business.

It’s an opportunity for all kinds of small businesses to get involved, whether you are a family business, local shop, online business, wholesaler or small manufacturer. Many are running promotions, offers and events specifically for Small Business Saturday.

It’s a simple concept but one that will raise the profile of small enterprises throughout the country.

To find out more, visit the Small Business Saturday website. There is also a Facebook page that is packed with stories and ideas. Follow #smallbizsatuk on Twitter.