On Saturday 6th of December will be the second Small Business Saturday an idea that started in 2012 in the USA and received backing from none other than President Barack Obama.
To try and encourage shoppers to support their local shops and high streets this campaign has also been heavily backed by American Express (From 6 December until 21 December 2014 the company will be giving a £5 statement credit to American Express Cardmembers who spend £10 or more on their cards at participating businesses).
|Shop Small Saturday 2013 in Oxted.|
Small local shops can add so much to a community, not only are they more likely to employ local people unlike online businesses but they also contribute to local fundraising events something that companies such as large internet firms, mentioning no names, also struggle to do.
We hope that this event in the UK is a huge success and helps restore health and faith in the High Street and keeps the towns they are in vital to the community. We look forward to seeing you in either Oxted or Reigate on Saturday 6th of December.