Momentum is building towards this year’s Small Business Saturday event on December 6 - when small, independent businesses in communities across the country will be in the national spotlight.
Small firms around the UK are planning events, promotions and other activities to attract customers - but also as a way of creating a new mindset.
Already, more than 30,000 small businesses have engaged with the campaign on social media and many have downloaded marketing packs and posters to display.
National campaign director Michelle Ovens said: “The first Small Business Saturday last year was an exceptional example of collaboration and co-operation with small businesses teaming up in communities around the UK.
“We wanted this to be a regular event that shines a light on small businesses throughout the UK in a way which is hugely beneficial to both the local and the national economy. With 4.9m small businesses in the UK, the chances are if you don’t own one, you work for one.”