Here at Mapology Guides we have all been great supporters of small businesses. It is always encouraging when big corporate companies help out the smaller ones.
The same way we encourage to 'shop local' when it comes to food, we believe that to support small businesses in all industries is an important factor. Let's face it, small businesses are the heart of our economy.
American Express is behind the Small Business Saturday UK version, now in it's second year. I remember being really impressed with their marketing last year.
In 2013 over £460 million was spent in small businesses on the day. A fantastic achievement. Let's hope the figure is even higher this year.
Small businesses need all the help they can get. Often run by creative and passionate people who work hard and believe in doing some good along the way. What better excuse does one need to support them?
Mapology Guides is such one business. Very small, very new, with a flock of creative and passionate people. We welcome your support.
Foremost, however, it's about supporting any small business, online, offline, on local high streets and in quirky spots. It means the world to all of us.
One recent wonderful campaign to stop small shops and galleries from closing is the JUST A CARD campaign. In an effort to highlight the plight of small shops and galleries, The Design Trust, Mollie Makes and Sarah Hamilton Prints joined forces on this campaign to emphasise just how important and invaluable every single purchase is.
To every single businesses around the UK, we salute you.