I don’t know about you but I just love supporting our home grown businesses for several reasons…
Firstly, I think you often receive better service with personal attention given to your specific requirements.
Secondly, small businesses can often offer you unique products which you just cant find on the High Street.
Thirdly, I am a small business owner and I know just how much hard work goes into starting a business and trying to nurture it from the tiny seed of an idea to a mature tree bearing fruit!
But let’s not forget that buying locally really does boost the local economy. Research has shown that for every £1 you spend with a small business locally, 63p actually stays in the local economy compared with just 40p with a larger business.
So, I was thrilled when Theo Paphitis decided to create a new online market place for his SBS winners to showcase their products. All the businesses who sell on this platform are UK based SME’s. Currently, there are only products available but hopefully soon you will be able to find service providers listed on their too.
Take a look via this link. If you love Not on the High Street, then you are going to love Shop SBS. I certainly know where I will be looking next time I have a birthday present to shop for…