Posted: 30/11/17 by Simon Cox Marketing Solutions Limited
SCMS director Simon Cox will be on BBC Radio Northampton this Saturday talking about Small Business Saturday ahead of the national campaign this Saturday.
Having represented the Northamptonshire business community at the #bluetie event in October, Simon has been working with Kettering Borough Council to promote the day which also includes the Teenage Market in Kettering - a market which encourages young entrepreneurs to take to the streets and learn about business on the high street.
You’ll be able to follow Small Business Saturday online by following the #smallbizsatUK hashtag on Twitter.
Small Business Saturday is a grassroots not for profit campaign originally founded by America Express in the U.S. in 2010, which remains the principal supporter of the campaign in the UK as part of its on-going commitment to encourage consumers to shop small. The campaign also benefits from the backing of leading business organisations including the Federation of Small Businesses and Enterprise Nation.
Small Business Saturday takes place on the first Saturday in December each year, but the campaign aims to have a lasting impact on small business.
Simon said: “I’m proud to be a small business. Many of us small businesses are often overlooked by the public or consumers when they look online for a product or service. Small Business Saturday helps raise awareness of small businesses across the UK and we should all join in the campaign. We are the backbone of the UK business economy and we should be proud of what we achieve.
“Running a small business can be challenging as we don’t have the budgets for marketing that larger businesses have or even the resources available, but, as small business owners, we are able to make a quick decision and can supply a service with a personal touch. I would encourage consumers to work with small local businesses where possible.”