Brand New Forest will be teaming up with New Forest Business Partnership for the inaugural Small Business Saturday. The scheme seeks to raise the profile of small businesses of all kinds, both locally and nationally, and encourages people and organisations to do business with them. The event will take place throughout the UK on Saturday 7 December.

This government backed scheme follows on from a similar initiative in the USA which is now an established commercial holiday generating $5.5b in sales last year alone. In the New Forest, we’ll be launching the 2014 Brand New Forest Card in Burley village centre.

In the month preceding Small Business Saturday, we’re offering the chance for NFBP and BNF businesses to be our featured business of the day through our social media feeds. Simply tell us a little about your business including and logo and/or image and we’ll get your information out to our 3000 followers for free.

To be included as part of this promotion, simply complete the form on the Brand New Forest website which can be found via this link

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  1. Esta Mion on 03/12/2013 at 12:14 pm

    Students from Totton College are taking part in an exciting opportunity to get involved in the cutting edge of technology – 3D printing as part of a Small Business Saturday event.Two teams of six students from Totton College will get the chance to take part in a challenge to build an Ultimaker 3D printer.

    The event is taking place at Southampton Central Library from 10.00am on Saturday 7 December. The winner of the competition will be the first team to print an “Ultimaker robot”. The 3D printers will be provided by Ultimaker, the manufacturer and Totton College are able to keep the machines as a resource for students to use back at college after the event.

    This event is part of a wider event dedicated to small business, innovation, start-up funding and business support with David Vane, from Workzmarter. This includes a talk entitled “Towards Fab Cities: The Democratisation of Production in the 21st Century”, a talk on pop-up shops in retailing and one on crowd-funding.

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