Small Business Saturday

6th March 2019 8:30 am - 17th April 2019 4:30 pm The Crowne Plaza Hotel, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

 

Retail Excellence and An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar TD have launched an awareness campaign to support local retailers this Christmas and year-round. The campaign, which was launched at Government buildings, centres around Small Business Saturday which will take place on Saturday December 7th this year.

Originally an American concept, Small Business Saturday is an initiative that is supported and promoted by Retail Excellence, the largest retail representative body in Ireland. This is the sixth year of the Irish campaign which profiles small businesses and encourages consumers to shop locally and support jobs and enterprises in their respective communities.

It is important to recognise the massive impact small businesses have on our economy, both nationally and locally. With 37,400 businesses and 282,000 Irish jobs dependent on the industry, initiatives like Small Business Saturday are crucial to encourage consumers to shop local and support retailers in Ireland.
This initiative is critically important at a time when two-thirds of consumer spend online is fulfilled by businesses operating outside Ireland and in the face of falling excise figures recorded by the Department of Finance which is largely indicative of an increase in cross border shopping.
On December 7th remember to shop local and support Small Business Saturday! #SmallBizSatIrl