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Hafod Hardware encourages people to shop local

5 Dec 2019

A christmas advert made by an independent hardware shop has become exceedingly popular across the UK within a matter of days
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How will each UK Political Party affect local shops?

3 Dec 2019

Ahead of the 2019 General Election ACS have summarised how each of the main Political Party's manifesto will affect local shops
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ACS calls on Convenience Stores to respond to 2020 Crime Survey

25 Nov 2019

IRC member ACS is calling on convenience store retailers to share their experiences of retail crime over the last 12 months in their 2020 Crime Survey.
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Make the most of Small Business Saturday

21 Nov 2019

With Small Business Saturday just over two weeks away, it's not too late to put some plans in motion to get the most out of it!
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#IndieXmasWindows

20 Nov 2019

Indie Retail UK has launched a new campaign that celebrates all the hard work and creativity that independent retailers put into creating their shop window displays.
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Christmas discount for The Big Ones Fishing Shows 2020

19 Nov 2019

The Big One Fishing shows 2020 are back with two of the biggest hows in the angling industry held at Stoneleigh and Farnborough.
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Conservative Party Business Rates Announcement

18 Nov 2019

The Conservative Party proposes to provide a business rates discount for retailers
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IRC member ACS Briefs Election Candidates

15 Nov 2019

ACS has briefed all prospective parliamentary candidates on the policy issues that affect local shops
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Arragon's Cycles talks about Best Small Shops competition commendation

12 Nov 2019

Sarah Graham, owner of Arragon's Cycles has spoken out about how the competition has affected their business and how they continuously strive for greatness.
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Buy Now Pay Later firm misleads customer and negatively affects credit score

12 Nov 2019

A recent story published on BBC news shows how a popular finance provider misled a 21-year-old student which ended in... Read more…

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Big ideas for Small Business Saturday

Posted on in Business News, Cycles News, Outdoor News

Small businesses are encouraged to think big for Small Business Saturday! Despite the event not happening until 7th December, the organisers are encouraging businesses to start thinking about it now and have said that "it is never too early" to start planning activities to increase the awareness and effectiveness of the event.


Small Business Saturday is an annual event that was initially started in America by American Airlines. It was bought to the UK as a way to improve sales for small businesses just before the Christmas shopping period and has been increasing in awareness and popularity ever since. In 2017 the event was estimated to have generated £748million, and this was increased even further in 2018 with an estimated spending of £812million.This increased spending may be a result of more people becoming aware of the event and choosing to spend more money with small businesses because of it.


The organisers of the event now want to increase this awareness even further and are encouraging small businesses to start thinking about the event now! Some suggestions have been provided which include communities organising street festivals, implementing online campaigns and collaborating with other local businesses to create themed activities.
Find out more about Small Business Saturday and find out how you can get involved by visiting their website here.

 

IncreBest Small Shopsase awareness of your small business


For small businesses that are looking to increase awareness and gain recognition of the entrepreneurship required to run an independent business, it would be a great opportunity to enter the Best Small Shops competition! The Best Small Shops competition celebrates, not only the commitment and creativity of entrepreneurial independent retailers on the UK's High Streets but also the central role independent retailers play in building local communities. Learn more about the Best Small Shops competition and how you can enter by clicking here!

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