Yesterday was 'Small Business Saturday' - a movement to help promote local business. Whether you are family business, local shop, online business, wholesaler, business service or small manufacturer, the idea is to encourage your local community to shop local at this busy time of year.
The ethos of the movement is 'When you spend with a small business cash goes directly into your local economy!'. And with a number of local shops currently sat empty I wholeheartedly agree.
I work with some great local companies in Alton, and have set up a site to help promote their growth. The Alton Directory is a listing site for everything Alton and it's free to add your business.