Small Business Saturday draws 40+ Lehigh Valley participants. Here are their deals. -

Small Business Saturday draws 40+ Lehigh Valley participants. Here are their deals. - lehighvalleylive.comSmall Business Saturday draws 40+ Lehigh Valley participants. Here are their deals. - lehighvalleylive.comPosted: 29 May 2020 04:42 PM PDT More than 40 Lehigh Valley small business owners Saturday will be offering virtual deals on what they say will be one of their biggest shopping sales annually.Small Business Saturday typically is timed for following Black Friday in November. The nationwide effort for the past decade encourages communities to shop local as it kicks off the busiest shopping season of the year.The chamber is moving this year to hold the event twice -- this time with social distancing -- as many businesses struggle to survive financially during the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Tom Wolf ordered all non-life-sustaining businesses to close their doors on March 19. Restaurants were then forced to offer menu items by takeout only with curbside pickup or delivery.Lehigh Val…

Tiny Nottingham gift shop named one of UK's best small businesses - Nottinghamshire Live

Tiny Nottingham gift shop named one of UK's best small businesses - Nottinghamshire Live

Tiny Nottingham gift shop named one of UK's best small businesses - Nottinghamshire Live

Posted: 01 Sep 2019 02:11 AM PDT

A tiny and unashamedly 'Nott'num' gift shop has been named one of the UK's best small businesses.

From Stabbo to 'Uknol, Dukki Gifts, in St James's Street, takes everything weird and wonderful about Robin Hood county - including its iconic greeting 'Ay up me duck' - and puts it on coasters, key rings, t-shirts and mugs.    

The community heart of the business, which launched in 2014, is what caught the eye of the Small Business Saturday judges, who plucked Dukki from more than five million other businesses across the UK to make its Small Biz 100 list.

"Small Business Saturday's increasing popularity means it was harder than ever to choose just 100 of this country's incredible 5.6 million small businesses to showcase, but we believe those we have chosen are true representatives of the diverse, creative and inspiring heroes at the heart of our communities," said director of Small Business Saturday, Michelle Ovens MBE.

Merchandise at Dukki Gifts
Merchandise at Dukki Gifts

In the 100 days running up to Small Business Saturday, on December 7, the campaign will spotlight each of the Small Biz 100, as part of its mission to celebrate their success and encourage the nation to shop local.

Dukki's day will be on October 15, when owners Heidi Hargreaves and partner Ian Jones will be celebrating with a gift giveaway, discounted items and a late night shopping experience - complete with free fizz on arrival.

Dukki Gifts, in St James's Street
Dukki Gifts, in St James's Street

Heidi said: "We're absolutely delighted to be chosen as one of the Small Business 100. It's an honour to be included with so many other amazing small businesses.

"Our brand is built on our pride for Nottingham and it's surrounding counties, and keeping regional dialects in general alive.

"We love being based in the heart of the Midlands. Nottingham is such a great city to trade from, and boasts more independent businesses than any other city outside of London.

"The support for small businesses is huge here, and this is yet another reason to celebrate."

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Join The El Paso Library For Their Small Business Fair August 31 -

Posted: 26 Aug 2019 05:27 PM PDT

The El Paso Public Library is hosting a small business fair this Saturday, August 31st. The El Paso library is opening its doors to local small businesses to sell their homemade products and crafts to help grow these businesses and promote them to the public. There will be various vendors selling arts, crafts, homemade goods and wares, and more. The first 20 people at the small business fair will receive a free goodie bag and there will be giveaway happening at 1 p.m. You can sign up for the give for free too!

Th El Paso Public Library's Small Business Fair will be held this Saturday, August 31st from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the atrium of the main library. The main library is located downtown at 501 North Oregon Street. For more information, call (915) 212-3267 or email You can also visit the Facebook Event Page.

This event is a great way to help promote local businesses and bring awareness to the great local owners working hard to stimulate the economy right here in El Paso. When you buy a product, good or service from a local merchant, you are helping them support their family and keep that dollar in the El Paso area. It also helps others see the great quality products that are made here in the Sun City and why you should look nearby for your next purchase. So come out to the El Paso Public Library's Small Business Fair this Saturday and support local!


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