Afternoon! This week saw the great British institution of the BBC recognised that the rise of small business was outdoing the big retailers on the high street. In their Breakfast news programme their reporter rushed around a city shopping centre and asked why people thought the high street giants were struggling? Thankfully they took the time to enter an independent chocolate shop where the owner swiftly explained that people were still spending money but wanted better quality products and were prepared to pay extra and that they also wanted the excellent customer service offered by independent retailers. Hooray! We all swiftly chatted on Twitter that we had been saying this for months and finally it has been recognised by our own national news service.
Perfect mini shopping bags from 3 Blonde Bears
Yesterday I was also excited to see a tweet that The Economist had written an article to suggest that our creative independent businesses could be the start of a new industrial revolution. Now an even bigger cheer from our little creative studios!
Wrap your British made gifts in British Giftwrap
from Rachel Goodchild
To add to the Buy British campaign Deborah Meaden, of Dragons Den, has been asking small businesses that make gifts in Britain to tweet her (@DeborahMeaden), using the hashtag #butbritishhelpjobs and then she retweets just one, I think, later that evening. So no excuses, get tweeting and help keep the hashtag trending!
Let's celebrate the small creative businesses this Christmas and beyond, this is the future!