Date announced for Small Business Saturday 2016

19th September 2016

The UK’s biggest annual event to support, inspire and promote the small business community, Small Business Saturday, will return on 3rd December 2016 for its fourth year, the event’s organisers have confirmed.

Last year’s event saw £623m spent on small businesses across the UK, up 24 per cent on the previous year (£119m).

The newest addition to Small Business Saturday 2016 will be an event podcast which will feature information about the campaign along with topics of general interest to small business owners.

As with previous years, events will be planned in the run-up to and on the day, most notably the nationwide bus tour and the Small Biz 100 – the annual list of 100 small businesses profiled every day in the 100 days prior to Small Business Saturday.

Michelle Ovens MBE, director, Small Business Saturday UK, said: “Last year, small business owners, local authorities, a wide range of other organisations and members of the public embraced Small Business Saturday more than ever before.

“The British public has a great affection for small businesses and tapping into that continues to be important.

“The small businesses themselves really make the campaign as they effectively deliver it on the ground and collectively show the depth and breadth that exists within the sector.

“This year we aim to reach more people, get more engagement, and encourage more people to support small businesses.

“We will be talking a lot about community because whether they are selling to consumers online or in a particular location or B2B businesses working together and doing business together, our small businesses are a community that benefits both our local and national economies.”

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