The campaign, which launches in the United Kingdom on December 7th, aims to bring SMEs from different industries together in order to promote the positive impact small businesses have on local communities. The initiative is inspired by the American 'Small Business Saturday'; a campaign launched in 2010 to promote local retailers in the US.
Below, we look at the history of Small Business Saturday, as well as highlighting its most vocal supporters and advocates.
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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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