04 December 2013

Small business Saturday, 7 December

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.
(from the website)

This is a movement to rally people to shop at local businesses - an entirely laudable aim. (I'll be taking part in a small, even tangential, way by setting up my stall at the Christmas Fair at St Johns Notting Hill on that day, even though I don't consider myself a business. But hey - it's good to be part of things, isn't it?)

Interesting to see the eligibility criteria (do any of your local businesses have a turnover approaching £10m?) -

We founded the Campaign to promote and support small businesses; accordingly, you should only download and use the Marketing Materials if you fall within these criteria:
 Your turnover (for all outlets and other business locations within the UK) for the 2012 calendar year must have been ten million pounds (£10,000,000) or less
 You must not be:
o involved as a principal course of business in the manufacture, promotion or sale of pornography, sexual aids, firearms or other weapons
o involved with the promotion or advocacy of any sensitive or controversial topic, or otherwise participate in activities that we determine to be inconsistent with our values.

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