This year, Small Business Saturday falls on 3rd December.

Some interesting statistics from last year’s event:

– Customers spent £623m with small businesses on Small Business Saturday

– #SmallBizSatUK trended at number 1 all day on Small Business Saturday

– Over 75% of local councils actively supported the campaign

The main website for the event is at:

…where you can find marketing materials to make the most of your own event on the day, and the small business finder section.

There is also the Small Business 100 – a countdown over 100 days of specially selected businesses throughout the UK.

Back in 2014 I was selected as one of the 100, and as a result invited to Downing Street:

Small Business Saturday Group Photo at No11 Downing Street

James McBrearty outside Number 10 Downing Street

The top 100 event also resulted in a high amount of press coverage as well:

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James McBrearty invited to Downing Street Invitation