Small Business Saturday takes place on 6th December 2014 and as one of the UK’s leading champions of small and home businesses, Vonage is excited, to say the least! Small businesses are one of the UK’s biggest sources of economic growth and we think their achievements are worthy of celebrating.
Small Business Saturday aims to inspire and promote local small business across the UK and bring them together via their council so they can get some support and collaborate with other small businesses in their area. It’s also a way of bringing smaller businesses to the attention of local consumers, raising awareness and encouraging people to shop local and support small businesses in their communities.
The event includes small business workshops and talks by entrepreneurs, and participating small businesses are also encouraged to organise their own events, with a view to catching consumers’ attention.
Small Business Saturday is a great way of maximising your own marketing efforts by becoming part of a larger event and of connecting with other small businesses and supporting services in your local area.
If you’re a small business owner, getting involved is as simple as downloading a digital information pack. You can also help raise awareness of the day by sharing posters and flyers or talking about it on social media. You can follow the action on Twitter with the hashtag #SmallBizSatUK.
If you don’t own a small business (yet!), why not get involved by finding out about the Small Business Saturday events in your area and turning out to support them. As well as finding out more about the local businesses that are local to you, you can also meet people and groups who work to help small businesses and start-ups – a great source of information for anyone who has entrepreneurial leanings of their own.
To find out more about how you could get involved, visit the Small Business Saturday website and download a pack.
At Vonage, we’ve always had a close relationship with small businesses. We offer them support by helping them get started quickly and cost-effectively. Our call packages for small business allow entrepreneurs to make unlimited phone calls and professional call features all for a single, low monthly fee. Of course, we’re also keen to help small businesses in other ways, which is why we get involved with events like the National Business Awards, various entrepreneurship events and of course, Small Business Saturday.