Support Small Businesses in Birmingham on Saturday 7th December

Steve McCabe is supporting Small Business Saturday on 7 December to celebrate and showcase the fantastic independent local businesses in his constituency and around Birmingham.

Small Business Saturday is a grass-roots campaign that encourages people to shop locally and support small and independent businesses in the local community. The first Small Business Saturday in the UK takes place on Saturday 7th December and Steve will be backing it here in Birmingham.

 

The idea of Small Business Saturday comes from the USA. During the last three years it has been running there, spending in small businesses rose as well as leading to a long-term increase in customers. In fact spending in small shops was around £3.5bn on the day. It also helped local small businesses with networking opportunities, championed their vital role in local communities and created a real buzz about entrepreneurship and people setting up businesses.

 

Small businesses hire thousands of people in Birmingham and are important for our local economy. If any local small business owners are interested in promoting their business as part of the celebrations then please see www.facebook.com/SmallBusinessSaturdayUK for more information and ideas.

 

Steve McCabe MP said:

“We have many fantastic small businesses in Birmingham and in my Selly Oak constituency which are not only a vital part of our economy but also part of our community. The Selly Joke fancy dress shop, opened in May by two young entrepreneurs, is just one example of what creative thinking and ambition can achieve and we should get behind them to ensure they are a lasting success!

 

“Local people value the great service and quality from local businesses like LG Davis, Design Print Stationary, which do a brilliant job of producing my Christmas card each year.

 

“I hope as many local people as possible join me in supporting small businesses on Saturday 7th December, it would be great to know where you will be visiting!”

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