Friday, 1 September 2017 10:51
For the last few years Cloud 9 has been supporting the Small Business Saturday UK campaign. Small Business Saturday falls neatly between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the worst days for small businesses as everyone clambers to shop online, grab those pre-Christmas bargains and save as much money as possible. And who can blame them?
We are historically a 'Nation of Shopkeepers’, but small shops can really suffer at what should be the brightest time of the year for them. Not everything bought online and cheaply has the quality and the originality of something bought locally and you might not get the same customer service from a larger retailer. So by shopping locally on that Saturday, the first in December, you are helping to support something potentially huge in the UK.
Each year one hundred small businesses are chosen by Small Business Saturday UK to be part of the #smallbiz100 - I’m delighted to say that in 2017 Cloud 9 Studio Gallery is one of the hundred! Chosen because of my dedication to the shop local ethos, wherein my business supports other small businesses - giving local makers an outlet for their wonderful wares, Cloud 9 will be featured in national and local media, both online and in print. I’m delighted to say that I’ve already featured in The Guardian as part of the initial announcement and I’m looking forward to enjoying everything I can possibly be part of in the run up to Saturday 2nd December - the bid day itself.
Look out for offers and activities at Cloud 9 and help me to celebrate being the owner of a successful small business in Dumfries!