...they are everywhere! On your high street, in local markets, in that little corner shop unit near your house, occasionally working out of a van (electricians, food sellers, decorators...).
And in this age of technology, a lot of them are on the internet. Some because that is their business model and some because they have not yet got to the point where they could afford premises on the high street to open a brick and mortars shop. (That will be me then!) Some of us are working very hard towards having a little shop. In the mean time we are still trading and open for business on-line.
On Small Business Saturday why not take a browse around the interweb and seek out small, individual businesses (like mine) in your area. You know they are there. They have websites and on-line shops you can buy from. You have seen some of them on Facebook or Twitter.You have met them at local markets / craft fairs.You have friends who have told you about their friend - who makes jewellery - restores furn…
Stamford Artisans Guild's final Craft show of 2013 is at the beautiful Oakham Castle. Local artists and makers including various guild members will be exhibiting a range of beautiful handmade Christmas gifts during the Oakham Late Night Shopping Festival on 9th December.
I will be there with my handmade jewellery :-) There is still time to place a bespoke order. But only just!