Small Business Saturday exists to support, inspire and promote small businesses on December 6th and beyond. It highlights small business success and encourages consumers to shop local and support small businesses in their communities. Taking place in the UK on the first shopping Saturday in December each year, the campaign aims to have a lasting impact on small businesses and there are plenty of printables available on the internet to provide ongoing support too…
The campaign’s website itself has a digital pack download and marketing materials available to help small businesses join in the awareness day. Containing both physical and online window posters/headlines (in English and Welsh), till stickers, digital banners and logos and social media posts you can make sure your business premises is decked out appropriately so both your customer and staff are aware of the significance of the day.
Do you need signs, menus, certificates, loyalty rewards, vouchers and/or posters? Then take a look through Ink Factory’s Business Printables archives where you’ll find seasonal designs and customisable templates.
“Do you ever feel like your business is running you and taking over your life?” Writing for Female Entrepreneur Association, Carrie empathises. “In the past I’ve gone through phases where I felt like I was spinning a million plates and that at any moment they could all come crashing down on top of my head! There was so much I had to do every day and I ended up feeling like I was at breaking point.” Carrie was saved by systems expert Natasha Vorompiova, founder of SystemsRock, and shares a free printable version of her Business Map Worksheet on the website.
Do you run a handmade business? Everything Etsy’s Kim believes that “Labels on your handmade items and on the packaging that you send it out in are wonderful opportunities to show your buyer that they’ve bought something special. Something they can’t find just anywhere” and teams up with Falala Designs to provide her readers with a selection of Free Printable Labels to Kick Up Your Packaging!
Little Monkeys Crochet similarly provides Printable Labels for Handmade Items on its blog with space for care instructions on the back for fellow garment producers.
Feeling inspired to start your own business? To download free business plan templates and find help and advice on how to write your business plan head to gov.uk. If you don’t have time to launch before Christmas then why not make it your New Year’s resolution for 2015?!
Do you love finding printables on the internet? Do you have particular favourites? Or have you featured some on your own blog? Email karen.malpass @ inkfactory.com with your links and we may be able to feature them in a future post.