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News - 26 November 2013
|Visit a small shop on the 7th|
Small Business Saturday
This is a popular campaign imported from America, which encourages people to make a special effort to support local independent shops on 7th December.
The traditional American shopping holiday is held annually on the Saturday after Thanksgiving and is one of the busiest shopping days on the calendar; last year the event created a whopping £3.5 billion in sales to small businesses.
Given that, according to the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, small businesses provide almost two thirds of private sector employment and half of its turnover there is the potential for the initiative to make a very positive impact on the economy.
The event will take place on Saturday 7 December 2013, which, given its proximity to Christmas, is already one of Britain’s busiest shopping days.
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