Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Hooray for Independent Business

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

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!


jo jenner said...

Thanks for the mention, we have a very busy industrial revolution of the creative type here in the studio in Hayward's heath!!

Jo xxx

3 Blonde bears

En4tainment said...

i love independent business i try and shop with them when i can, more people should.

Love the post from your new follower.

Sparrow Primitives said...

I always buy from Independents - far better choices available & value for money too!

Boutique To You said...

Our whole small business has been based on this. We included selling branded gifts in our boutique that were made outside of UK but we are phasing them out as we and our customers love personalised gifts made in the UK.

I saw breakfast news too and the chocolate seller and thought well thats why we are busy .. yay for UK and thanks for a great post xx

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