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If you run a small business, you should already know about Small Business Saturday—and if you want your business to get some free promotion and more trade, you should definitely make sure your business is involved!

Support for all small businesses

Whether you are a family business, local shop, online business, wholesaler, business service or small manufacturer, Small Business Saturday is for you, pledging to support you and help to bring more trade to your door. This year, Small Business Saturday will be on 1st December—but the timeline for Small Business Saturday starts, as it does every year, with the iconic bus tour.

Once again, the Small Business Saturday bus will be travelling across the UK, starting from Blackburn on Thursday 25th October and calling at 30 different towns and cities over five weeks until it reaches London on Wednesday 28th November.

At each stop:

The bus tour team can be contacted at and you can find out where the tour will be going and when on this handy map.

Michelle Ovens, director of the event, said:

This tour is a way for us to give back to businesses at the heart of communities – celebrating and championing them and providing a listening ear and a chance for mentoring.

“The tour is open to everyone – every individual who can take a moment to appreciate the impact small businesses have on their community.”

Sign up and get involved

To take part in Small Business Saturday, make sure you register now so that you can receive all the information and support available. Registering is essential and allows you to:

Small Business Saturday will be celebrating the achievements of small businesses taking part in the iDEA programme throughout the year with special content and events, details of which will be shared with participants over the course of their programme.

If you want to get involved with Small Business Saturday, you can register, download marketing packs and logos, and find out how to connect with the team and promote your event or business here.

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Kara Copple

An experienced business and finance writer, sometimes moonlighting as a fiction writer and blogger.

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