"Today is Small Business Saturday. An opportunity to show our support to the many small businesses that contribute so much to our economy. I visited A Big Day, the bridal wear shop located beside my office, and spoke to Victoria about how she established the business and how it has developed since then.
“While I appreciate that household budgets are stretched more than ever at this time of year – we should do everything we can to shop local businesses which are often at the heart of our communities. Small business makes a vital contribution to our economic strength and that is why I'm proud to support the small business bonus which has removed or reduced rates for tens of thousands of small businesses in Scotland. Allowing them to reinvest that money in developing and growing their business."
“The SNP government doing everything it can to revitalise our town centres and support small businesses. That’s why the Scottish Government has reduced or removed business rates for almost 100,000 businesses in Scotland through the Small Business Bonus Scheme.
“I hope shoppers throughout Aberdeen can find time to support our local, independent businesses when carrying out their Christmas shopping this year. I am sure local spending will be very much appreciated by local retailers and their staff.”
Small Business Saturday UK is a grassroots, non-political, non-commercial campaign, which highlights small business success and encourages consumers to ‘shop local’ and support small businesses in their communities. The FSB supports Small Business Saturday. More details can be found on their Facebook page www.facebook.com/smallbusinesssaturdayuk and on their website: https://smallbusinesssaturdayuk.com/