Yesterday saw a huge wave of small business owners swarm to The Strand Arcade in Derby for a flashmob in aid of gaining momentum leading up to Small Business Saturday on 3rd December 2016.
The national Small Business Saturday campaign celebrates the country's small businesses and showcases their importance in the national economy.
On Small Business Saturday in Derby — organised by Bondholder Essential Print Services' Yvonne Gorman and co-hosted by Bondholder Derby City Council — there will be a chance to hear from successful entrepreneurs and business owners in Derby, including a business support exhibition, workshops and networking opportunities with other small business owners.
Yvonne said: “The Flash Mob was phenomenal and a perfect way to launch. It was nerve-wracking to begin with - I worried that no one would show and then all of a sudden Sadler Gate came to life with a hive of conversation and small business owners armed with their company logos."
"The feedback I’ve had already is that a number of connections have already been made in a short space of time. That in itself is a result and makes all the effort in promoting the event worthwhile.”
“The Small Business Saturday UK team in London have already contacted me for an interview. They want my help to try and organise a series of Flash Mobs throughout the country. This sort of recognition is getting Derby on the map as a supporter of start-up companies and small businesses - awesome!"
Monday 7th November (10am - 1pm): The Small Business Saturday UK Bus Tour is coming to Derby for the first time! Come along to the Market Place and find out more about the campaign to support small businesses and meet the Small Business Saturday UK Team.
For more information on Small Business Saturday and to book free tickets, click here.