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Small Business Saturday: The Tour 2020

Small Business Saturday UK is a grassroots, non-commercial campaign, which highlights small business success and encourages consumers to ‘shop local’ and support small businesses in their communities.

This year it takes place on Saturday 5th December, but the campaign aims to have a lasting impact on small businesses.

The Small Business Saturday tour, now in its 8th year, is one of the most valuable ways of both promoting and engaging directly with the nation’s small businesses. This year has been a huge challenge for small businesses, making it even more vital to support and promote our small businesses and their communities.

The tour has gone virtual, being the UK’s first online roadshow for towns and cities affected by the pandemic, offering a comprehensive package of support and mentoring.

We are delighted that Leighton Buzzard is on the map! Our town will be featured on Tuesday 1st December as one of the thirty locations as part of the virtual tour. There will be a programme of locally targeted online advice, workshops and mentoring.

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Mentoring Sessions

The tour this year sees the return of the mentoring program. With help from the tour supporter, BT Skills for Tomorrow, we will provide mentors who can offer free support & advice to small businesses on a range of topics such as social media & digital marketing to cost & time saving advice.

There is a local mentor taking part; Bekka Prideaux of Bekka Prideaux – Small Business Simplified (Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BekkaCoaches and Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bekkaprideaux/

To book: Each session will be available to book via the ‘My Small Business’ section at www.smallbusinesssaturdayuk.com

Live Interviews

Live interviews – 1st December

Small Business Saturday will be hosting live interviews with some local businesses. We are looking forward to hearing their stories, help and advice for our small business community.

The live interviews will be via Small Business Saturday social media channels at 10.15, 10.30, 10.45, 12.15, 12.30 & 12.45.



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Happy Hour – 1st December

Tune in to Small Business Saturday social media channels from 12 Noon for Leighton Buzzard’s Happy Hour.

Listen in for good news stories from across the world of small business and join in for a chance to win prizes from Happydashery on Leighton Buzzard High Street.



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Join Toni from Glamavan at 11.00am, as a #smallbiz100 winner in this year’s campaign Toni will be talking about how she launched a digital business in lockdown and sharing 5 top tips for businesses who want to launch and pivot digital. To book your place:  https://smallbusinesssaturdayuk.com/the-tour#workshops

Facebook: https://facebook.com/UKGlamavan     Instagram: https://instagram.com/glamavanglitter/


Find out more and follow.. Small Business Saturday Website: https://smallbusinesssaturdayuk.com/

Follow and interact with SBS on social media

Use the hashtags #TheTour2020 and #SmallBizSatUK

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Keeping it local branding: https://www.leightonlinslade-tc.gov.uk/keeping-it-local/ 

Have you claimed your listing on the FREE Leighton-Linslade Business Directory? You can here:  https://leightonbuzzarddirectory.co.uk/

Supported by: LB First

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