Taking place this Saturday 7th December, Small Business Saturday is a campaign which aims to highlight small businesses in your local community. Encouraging customers to ‘shop local’ to support local businesses and entrepreneurs.
If you’re a small business owner, keep reading to find out what support could be available to you.
This campaign is important for a number of reasons such as supporting your local economy, choosing to buy from a local seller instead of an online giant helps to keep your local high street alive.
Sure, shopping online can be convenient but it can sometimes be pretty boring. You simply don’t get the same experience as when you go into an independent local shop and you can find some great unique items.
If you are a small business owner or entrepreneur, there are a number of programmes available to help you - all you need to do is contact us.
If you’re already trading, the NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator could benefit you. This 6 month programme includes free office space, wifi, 1:1 coaching, access to business mentors, legal and tech advice from their partners, bespoke event and more.
You may also be eligible for a Startup Loan which offer government-backed personal loans to help start or grow a business. This is an affordable source of finance to help early stage business owners bring their plans to life, with an average loan amount of £7,200.
We also have some online resources which could help if you’re looking for a space to trial products or if you just need a place to work from.
Marketplaces: Here you will find a list of local marketplaces which will let you hire a stall (sometimes for free) to try selling your items.
Office Spaces: This is a collated list of managed office space in the Black Country where you can rent a short term office space.
These are just a few of the things available to small businesses but to be sure of what you could be eligible for, please get in touch with our dedicated business development team! They will be able to help you find the right solution to help you grow your business and our support is completely FREE and impartial.
Click here to contact us or give us a call on 0300 770 2245
Click here to see what Dudley are planning for Small Business Saturday this year