Over five million small businesses across the UK are set to take part in ‘Small Business Saturday’ on 5 December. A grassroots, non-commercial campaign, ‘Small Business Saturday’ highlights small business success and encourages consumers throughout the country to ‘shop small’ and support small businesses in their communities. Last year, thanks to the initiative, over 16.5million people across the UK shopped in a small business on ‘Small Business Saturday’; with over £504million spent in small businesses on the day.
This year, Bournemouth and Poole Councils, along with Bournemouth and Poole Chambers of Trade and Commerce, will be funding the initiative as it takes place across their respective towns. Both councils and chambers will be providing small businesses with an information pack on how to sign up and engage with Small Business Saturday locally. Small businesses across Bournemouth and Poole are encouraged to come up with their own special offer, take a photo of the offer or post about the offer on social media. Once posted, small businesses are then encouraged to inform Small Business Saturday Bournemouth and Poole, who will then promote the offer over their own channels.