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Small Business Saturday: What UK SMEs Really Think

POSTED: 6th December 2013
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The US concept of 'Small Business Saturday' hits Britain for the first time on Saturday 7th December.

This forward-thinking initiative aims to rally support for the millions of small businesses forming the backbone of the UK economy, by raising awareness of their significance and providing support packs to help them make the most of the campaign.

We went to 'The Greenhouse' at Salford's MediaCityUK, a thriving hub of innovative small businesses, to speak to some SME owners and employees about their attitudes towards the drive.

All of the firms we spoke to were in agreement Small Business Saturday is a positive initiative for UK SMEs as a whole, drawing on their personal knowledge and expertise to address how and why SMEs play a vital role in the UK economy and the steps that must be taken to thrive.

A special thank you to  Down at the Social Dreamscope and  Media Cabin for taking part.   

If you're not familiar with the initiative, take a look at our fantastic Infographic: ' A brief introduction to Small Business Saturday'

To celebrate Small Business Saturday, Aldermore wants business owners across the United Kingdom to share the story behind their SME. Over December, the Bank is inviting small businesses to contribute to this historic event by revealing their experiences of starting a company in the UK. We want to hear what inspired owners to start up their own business; the successes they enjoyed and the challenges they overcame.

You can take part by visiting aldermore.co.uk/stories. Aldermore is offering an iPad 2 for the most popular story, as decided by a public vote. Together, we can support Small Business Saturday and help raise the awareness of SMEs across the UK. 

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