Are you taking part in Small Business Saturday?

Small Business Saturday UK is a grassroots, non-commercial campaign which highlights small business success and encourages consumers to ‘shop local’ and support small businesses in their communities.

The day itself takes plaSmall-Business-Saturday-UKce on the first Saturday in December each year, but the campaign aims to have a lasting impact on small businesses. In 2015 Small Business Saturday falls on Saturday 5 December.

There are many ways to get involved, whether you run a family business, local shop, online business, wholesale firm, or a business service, or your company is a small manufacturer. Take a look at for more information and to register your firm for free on the Small Business Finder.

Look out also for the Inspire Series: a programme of free talks and workshops to inspire and support start-ups or existing small businesses.

And don’t forget to support other small businesses in Sandwell on Saturday 5 December (and indeed all year round). It’s one of the best things you can do to retain and recycle money in our local economy, which has a wider and lasting impact on everyone who lives and works here.