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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…

GoFundMy Business: The Cash-Strapped Small Business solution?

11 Nov 2019

GoFundMe is being used as a method for small businesses to raise funds that are cash-strapped and struggling
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Bristol deli Papadeli named Britain's Best Small Shop of 2019

6 Nov 2019

A Bristol-based deli with a reputation for incredible cakes and superb takeaway dishes, cooked on site, has been named as Britain's Best Small Shop of 2019.
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Art and Stationery shops shortlisted as Best Small Shops!

4 Nov 2019

This year two amazing art shops and a stunning stationery shop have been named in the running to be Britain's Best Small Shop 2019!
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The UK's best small gift shops!

4 Nov 2019

This year 3 fantastic gifts shops have been shortlisted that will provide you with everything you could possibly need for Christmas, birthdays and even a few treats for yourself!
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Two childrenswear shops in the running to be Britain's Best Small Shop 2019!

30 Oct 2019

This year two children's shops have been shortlisted in the top 25 shopsthat are in the running to be named Britain's Best Small Shop 2019!
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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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