Small Business Saturday raising the profile of local enterprises

Saturday the 5th of December marks the eighth year of Small Business Saturday in the UK, an organisation set up originally by the financial services corporation American Express. The ethos behind the organisation is to promote and encourage the support of local businesses, especially with the festive season approaching. 


According to the Federation of Small Businesses and Self employed, in the beginning of 2020 there were 5.9 million small businesses compared with the previous year the private business sector rose by 1.9%. With many corporate chains collapsing due to the pandemic, it has never been such a great time to support your local retailer. One company 

Direct Mail Boutique pinpoints the unique selling point of the brand and creates a marketing pack around that core value of each business helping them to reach their target demographic through innovative packaging. 


The Business Show has been supporting local businesses and SME’s for over 20 years, helping companies boost their social media presence alongside their HelpHub which provides advice for companies struggling with the current financial climate. The upcoming show which takes place on the 9th and 10th of June 2021 in a COVID secure environment, where you can get the best advice on how to further your local business. With speakers such as Oliver Cookson from the incredibly successful sports nutrition brand My Protein, and the Entrepreneur Godmother Alison Edgar on hand to offer expert advice on how you can raise your businesses profile. Furthermore you can ask the relevant questions on how best to further the economic success of your company. 


A Business Show keynote speaker Claudine Reid MBE is a former Cabinet Office and Social Enterprise Ambassador who has worked extensively on creating a support network for business enterprises. Her passion for economic empowerment and encouraging the development of communities ensures she has the knowledge and understanding to offer advice to small businesses. Her keynote address is surrounding the ideas of social enterprise and how companies can use their expertise to make a significant impact on the business industry. 


With SMEs accounting for three fifths of the employment and around half of turnover in the UK private sector, it has never been a better time to support your local businesses by shopping online or in person on Small Business Saturday. Don’t forget to register for your free tickets to The Business Show with the link below to get the best advice for your business.