Small Business Saturday UK

Small Business, Big Difference

Get Involved

We want all kinds of small businesses to get involved, so know that whether you are a family business, local shop, online business, wholesaler, business service or small manufacturer, Small Business Saturday is supporting you! For all the ways you can get involved, check out the links below:

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My Small Business Finder

Register and advertise your business on our Small Business Finder for free!

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Social Media

If you’ve got any plans for the day, be sure to tell us about it & we’ll give you a shout out via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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Bus Tour

Find out more about the bus tour here.

Show your support for Small Business Saturday and encourage others to get involved. For all the ways you can get involved, check out the links below:

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My Small Business Finder

Use our Small Business Finder to find small businesses near you...

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Social Media

Tweet, post and Instagram photos of yourself supporting your local businesses with #SmallBizSatUK

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Pledge

Pledge your support for your local small businesses on Small Business Saturday

Want to support your local small businesses as a local authority? Show your support for Small Business Saturday and encourage others to get involved! For all the ways you can get involved, check out the links below:

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Pledge

Pledge your support for SmallBizSatUK and upload a local event onto our Small Business Finder.

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Social Media

There are lots of ways to get involved. For starters follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – get tweeting and sharing!

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Bus Tour

Find out more about the bus tour here.

Are you a trade body, membership organisation, BID or local business network? Show your support for Small Business Saturday and encourage others to get involved! For all the ways you can get involved, check out the links below:

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Pledge

Pledge your support for SmallBizSatUK and upload a local event onto our Small Business Finder.

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Social Media

There are lots of ways to get involved. For starters follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – get tweeting and sharing!

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Bus Tour

Find out more about the bus tour here.

Small Business Saturday UK - 2015 Collage

How the UK supported Small Business Saturday 2015:

  • Customers spent £623m with small businesses on Small Business Saturday, an increase of £119m or 24% on 2014
  • #SmallBizSatUK trended at number 1 all day on Small Business Saturday with over 100,000 tweets sent in support of the day, reaching more than 25 million people
  • Over 75% of local councils actively supported the campaign, delivering on the ground activities including free parking, Christmas fairs and small business networking events plus much much more

Inspire Series

Our Inspire Series is a programme of free talks and workshops covering a whole range of topics to inspire and support start-ups or existing small businesses.

You can attend a workshop local to you (tickets are all free!) but all workshops will also be live-streamed with Twitter Q&A so that you can take part wherever you are in the UK. All content will also be available post-event on our YouTube Channel.

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Bus Tour

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SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

Starting out at John O’Groats on the 1st of November 2015 and finishing at Land’s End on the 27th, the Small Business Saturday bus tour travelled the length of the country. On the way, it met some great small businesses and spread the word about the campaign.

The bus also travelled to all four corners of the UK; Dunnet Head (North), Belleek (West), Lowestoft (East) and The Lizard (South), visiting some famous landmarks on the way. From famous bridges such as the Forth and Humber to towering sculptures like the Kelpies and the Angel of The North.

As well as meeting some truly fabulous businesses, the Small Business Saturday Team:

  • Distributed posters, balloons, badges and pens
  • Took hundreds of photos and videos
  • Posted, shared and liked on social media
  • Hosted workshops and advice sessions on the bus
  • Met Mayors, council leaders, MPs and Provosts

They also:

  • Sampled local ale in Norwich
  • Got measured up by a tailor in Belfast
  • Tasted flavoured cold pressed rapeseed oils in Glasgow
  • Had their face painted in Liverpool
  • Rode on a dumper-truck at Hygrove homes, South Wales
  • Watched themselves on the giant outdoor screen in Swansea

The team look forward to hitting the road again in 2016 - watch this space for details!

Photo from 2015 Bus Tour Photo from 2015 Bus Tour Photo from 2015 Bus Tour
Small Biz 100
SMALL
BIZ
100

Applications are now closed.

The Small Biz 100 highlights 100 small businesses, one a day for the 100 days leading up to Small Business Saturday.

For the last three years, the 100 have not only received exposure on our social media channels and in the local press, but also joined the Small Business Saturday team in London at receptions in both Downing Street and The Treasury Drum with the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne.

The results for the 2016 Small Biz 100 will be announced later in the summer. Follow Facebook and Twitter for more updates. In the meantime, why not get to know some of the Small Biz 100 Alumni featured on the calendar in 2015.

Small Biz 100 Calendar