Small Business Saturday UK is now in its third year and its goal is to encourage consumers to "shop local" and support small businesses in their communities. It is a grassroots, non-commercial campaign which takes place on the first Saturday in December each year, but hopes to have long lasting benefits for small businesses.
Many people are choosing to use small businesses rather than the bigger commercial empires, knowing that not only do they receive a product that has been truly created with love rather than mass produced, they are also helping the survival of a small business in a competitive arena.
This year it will take place on Saturday 3rd December and you can take part by checking out which businesses are taking part on the Small Business finder here, or using the hashtag #SmallBizSaturdayUK on Twitter. You may also find some special deals to celebrate the day ;)
Let us know if you have discovered a small local business that your would like to share.