Small business Saturday urges you to always shop local

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With Christmas almost upon us, consumers across Dumfries and Galloway are being encouraged to ‘shop local’ as part of a nationwide small business drive.

Business Gateway and Dumfries and Galloway Council have thrown their weight behind Small Business Saturday, a UK grassroots, non-commercial campaign, which highlights small business success and encourages consumers to ‘shop local’ and support small businesses in their communities.

The day takes place on the first shopping Saturday in December each year, but the campaign aims to have a lasting impact on small businesses. This year Small Business Saturday will take place on Saturday 5 December.

Every year Business Gateway supports hundreds of business owners across Dumfries and Galloway to set up and grow their ventures. For these businesses to succeed it is vitally important that they look for opportunities to secure new clients.