Small Business Saturday, which will take place this year on December 6th, encourages consumers to “shop local” and support their local communities, as well as giving small businesses a fab opportunity for visibility and promotion. Last year's Small Business Saturday was a great success and this year promises to build on that success.
It may still seem a long way away, but the search for this year’s Small Business Saturday 100 has already begun, meaning that one small business each day will be featured on a variety of social media channels leading up to December 6th.
If you fancy getting involved yourself you’ve got a few weeks left to do just that. Here’s how:
Simply email [email protected]with the subject heading 'Small Business 100' and outline:
1.Your business’ name - what you do and where you are based
2. A pic of you in your business
3.What you plan to do this year in order to make the most of Small Business Saturday for your business and your community
4.A video of you speaking about your your business and why you support the Small Business Saturday initiative - don’t worry though - professional quality productions aren’t essential
5. Details of your website(s) and Facebook and/or Twitter accounts
All entries must be in by 31st July and the winners will be anounced by late August. Not long to go then!
Why not check out the Small Business Saturday site for more details and if you decide to apply? Well...the best of luck from the Startacus team to you!
If you like what you see here on Startacus, why not become a member of our growing community? It's free! And you'll get all this - exclusive access to our Business Toolkit, discounts and offers galore for your business via our member only business deals, the chance to network and connect with loads of fellow self-starters, and maybe even become our celebrated 'Self-Starter of the Week' and tell the world your startup tale! Join right here for free...
Finding the right supplier for your business can seem daunting when those you are looking at are overseas. So here are some things to think about when starting a relationship with and working with an overseas supplier.
AIB Start-up Academy Summit returns to Belfast!
13th Jan 2017
Northern Ireland startups and entrepreneurs listen up! The AIB Start-up Academy Summit will be back in Belfast and we’ve all the important info you need to bag your free ticket to attend!
Newcastle Startup Week Set to Inspire
11th Jan 2017
Newcastle Startup Week - a new festival of entrepreneurship aims to inspire local people to start businesses and attract greater inward investment to the city and wider North East of England region.