- 16.5 million People shopped in a small independent business on the day, representing a 20% increase in footfall on 2013 or 2.7 million more shoppers
- 64% of UK consumers were aware of the day, a 33% increase on 2013
- Over 3.5 million Facebook views and #SmallBizSatUK trending at number one all day on 6th December 2014
- 55% of Local Authorities and hundreds of MPs supported the campaign
If you have a small business register at https://www.smallbusinesssaturdayuk.com/
Local Chambers of Commerce are also supporting Small Business Saturday and many including Bournemouth Chamber of Trade and Commerce have Facebook campaigns.
Small Business Saturday will be on Saturday 6th December 2014.
Over 99% of Business are Small or Medium Sized! and 47% of employees work for those businesses.
We want all kinds of small businesses to get involved, so know that whether you are a family business, local shop, online business, wholesaler or small manufacturer, Small Business Saturday is supporting you!
Research carried out by American Express following last year’s event found that 43 per cent of consumers chose to visit small businesses as a direct result of Small Business Saturday.
Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills Vince Cable confirmed: “The Government is fully behind the Small Business Saturday campaign, which gives people the opportunity to trumpet the valuable contribution they make, not just to the economy but to their local communities.”