Oxford Mail - Mentoring and support boost for Britain's small businesses
Britain's small businesses are being given a much-needed boost with a new package of support and mentoring.
Small Business Saturday, now in its eighth year, will launch the UK’s first online roadshow for over thirty towns and cities affected by the pandemic.
Kicking off in Scotland on November 2nd, the tour will ‘zoom into’ locations across the country each weekday; reaching everywhere from city centres like Edinburgh, Manchester, London and Cardiff, to rural communities such as Pateley Bridge in the Yorkshire Dales and Bodmin in Cornwall.
“This year has been incredibly tough for small businesses – financially, operationally, mentally and emotionally. This means our mission to support and celebrate small businesses across the UK becomes even more vital and ambitious,” said Michelle Ovens, director of Small Business Saturday UK.
“While we’re obviously sad not to be visiting small businesses on the ground, we are excited to use online to reach more people than ever, and bring small businesses and their communities a tremendously useful package of support.
"This is all part of our promise to make this year’s Small Business Saturday the best and most important one yet.”
The online roadshow - which will be supported by BT Skills for Tomorrow - will include free virtual mentoring advice on a range of topics, from digital marketing, to time and money management.
Live interviews and workshops with local businesses, experts, dignitaries and supporters of the campaign will also be streamed via Small Business Saturday UK’s Facebook page, along with a fun-filled daily ‘Happy Hour’ giveaway broadcast...
Mrs Bun The Baker is part of the SmallBiz 100, she started her business following a teaching career in secondary education and wanting to get younger children interested in food, ingredients and cooking.