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Small Business Saturday announces December 2015 campaign

The UK’s third Small Business Saturday will take place this year on Saturday December 5th. The campaign, which is already the UK’s most successful for small businesses, saw 16.5 million people turn out in support last year.

Small businesses in the UK provide 60 per cent of private sector jobs and nearly 50 per cent of private sector turnover.

The build up for the event will start on April 1st, when the campaign will kick off with Inspire, a series of free workshops led by small business experts for aspiring entrepreneurs. These events will also be streamed online, and will include a live Twitter Q&A.

The run up to Small Business Saturday itself will see events happening across the UK, including a nationwide bus tour celebrating small business nationwide and encouraging consumers to shop small.

“Last year, small business owners, local authorities, a wide range of other organisations and members of the public really embraced Small Business Saturday,” said Michelle Ovens, national campaign director for Small Business Saturday UK. “It succeeded because people recognised the importance of having a vibrant and successful small business sector and not only came out on the day itself but got involved in the run-up to it in their local communities.”

“We will mobilise that support again this year to achieve our ambition of putting small businesses at the centre of everyone’s lives,” she added.

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