In Burton, Elaine Pritchard of Burton Small Business, who was one of the ‘Small Biz 100’ in 2015, will be sharing her tips for success with other local companies and sole traders.
Small Business Saturday UK is a grassroots, non-commercial campaign, which celebrates its fifth birthday in 2017. It highlights small business success and encourages consumers to support the small, independent businesses in their communities. Although the day itself takes place on the first Saturday in December each year – the campaign aims to change mind-sets and have a lasting impact on small businesses all year round.
Elaine explained: “As a Small Biz 100 company my business writing services company was featured on social media and in newspapers and magazines and it gave my work a real boost. I was invited down to London to showcase my business at the Treasury and met the then Chancellor George Osborne. It’s been inspiring and helpful to network with the other Small Biz 100 companies too, and the benefits of being involved with the campaign keep coming.”
Last year, Elaine encouraged Burton magician Jack Dent of JD Magic, to apply and he was chosen as one of the 2016 Small Biz 100 and visited Downing Street.
Elaine said: “I’d love to see a Burton-on-Trent business in the Small Biz 100 for the third year running.”
So on June 1, Elaine and the rest of the Burton Small Business team are organising a tweetup at The Coffee Lounge, in Stretton, from 9.30am to 11.30am. Any small businesses are invited to go along, just pay for the drinks and food they buy, and network with other local businesses. There’s no extra charge.
Elaine explained: “A tweetup is when people who use Twitter meet up in person to find out more about what their businesses do. We thought it would be great to hold one on June 1 so we can share more information about Small Business Saturday and how applying for the Small Biz 100 can really help your business grow and prosper.”
Read more about the national Small Business Saturday campaign at https://smallbusinesssaturdayuk.com