While we’re always loathe to use the C-word until at least past Bonfire Night, there is one event in December that we do want to talk to you about – Small Business Saturday.
It’s the campaign to encourage shoppers to support small businesses in the run up to all the December festivities and we wholeheartedly support it. We were even honored to be featured as one of the Small Business 100, the list of businesses having the spotlight shone on them in the run up to the big day a few years ago (back when we were called Concept Cupboard). You can find this years current list of amazing businesses here.
This year we want help more small businesses to be discovered and for shoppers to see what’s around them, both on and off the high street. To do this we believe a great digital presence is needed to ensure that:
a) Small businesses are easily found online
b) To have a frictionless experience for the consumer to either purchase online or to discover online for an offline experience
For small businesses to stand out against larger competition we need to make it easy for people to shop with us. In addition we can leverage our passion and the personal nature of our businesses to provide an unrivalled experience.
So, how can we help you to stand out from the crowd? Well if you haven’t seen already we’re on a bit of a mission to help small businesses to get online, easily and affordably. We launched a pay monthly website service to help us in that mission and it’s been helping our customers to get found and selling online.
To help even more businesses get online we want to make it even more affordable to get a website in time for Small Business Saturday. For any website orders placed before 2nd October (this Sunday) we’re offering your first two months free on our website plans. That means you won’t pay anything until just before the big day.
Simply use code: SMALLBIZSAT17 before the 2nd October to claim.
For our existing website customers, you can also earn two months off your website plans. Simply get someone to use your referral code, which can be found in your account here, and both you and your friend will receive two months off each.
Let’s get more small businesses online and more shoppers connecting with the great entrepreneurs around them.