Small Business Saturday supports, inspires and promotes small businesses, and my business is one out of just 100 Small Businesses within the UK to be chosen. With approximately 4.8 Million businesses in the UK, I have to admit that this is pretty cool.
The organisation is UK is a grassroots, non-political, non-commercial campaign that is all about championing small businesses. The aim is to highlight small business success and encourage consumers to ‘shop local’ and support small businesses in their communities. To make the right impact, Small Business Saturday takes place on the first shopping Saturday in December, falling on 06th December this year.
Being part of this wonderful opportunity will give Simply Ruth Ltd added support to continue to grow, which in turn is great news for the local businesses my team and I support through online marketing.
Stats That Make Being 1 in 100 Very Cool Indeed*
Did you know?
In 2013 there were 4.9 million business in the UK
Over 99% of business are small or medium size – employing 0-249 people
4.7 million or 95% of business were micro-business employing 0-9 people and account for 32% of employment and 18% of turnover
Service industries accounts for 72% of businesses, 78% of employment and 68% of turnover
18% of SME’s are female led and 22% of FTSE100 board members are female
If you are as excited as I am about Small Business Saturday, visit their website to find out how you can get involved!
*Statistics Author Chris Rhodes – House of Commons library of Business statistics.