5 Great Reasons to Shop Locally for Small Business Saturday
This Saturday, the 5th December 2015, will be the third annual Small Business Saturday that has taken place in the UK. The nationwide, day long event (which started in the US) will celebrate the UK’s smaller businesses and encourage shoppers to buy Christmas presents locally this year.
Here Are 5 Great Reasons to Shop Locally this Saturday:
1: Grab a bargain!
In the spirit of the day, local businesses will be holding events, with special promotions and discounts. It’s the perfect time to get some of your Christmas presents sorted.
2: Support your local economy and area
When you shop locally a bulk of that money stays in the local area, helping to improve local services and amenities and you are keeping a friend or neighbour in employment too! It could also even help you directly – house prices can benefit from being in an area home to a bustling, vibrant high street.
3: Say goodbye to Christmas crowds
Shopping locally removes the agony of one way systems, parking space stand-offs and playing human dodgems. It also takes away the pressure from waiting for that it-should have-arrived-two-days-ago gift you got online! Shopping small gives you the freedom to go at your own pace, browse the independent stores, buy some great gifts… and even enjoy the process of doing so!
4: Unique gifts
Your local shops are unique, and the products and services the provide are too. Independent shops do the leg work for you; they have shopped around, selected an inventory of superb products, and brought them right to your doorstep.
5: We are all in this together
Small, local businesses are a big part of our nation’s identity, and the communities are something to be proud of. Small businesses have endured the Blitz, and recently suffered an economic crisis, but despite these hardships business owners continue to innovate and grow so we can go forth and shop locally – find your local small businesses here!
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