Support your local bike shop this Small Business Saturday

Support your local bike shop this Small Business Saturday

Small businesses have the advantage of being able to identify new market trends and easily adapting to changes due to their size.

The Jersey City Small Businesses Services along with Mayor Steven Fulop recently launched a citywide, year-round campaign, "Shop Jersey City Buy Local", to support local and independently owned businesses. "It's a way to get people to focus on and support small businesses in the area that are the backbone of the economy". More than 6,700 of these "Neighborhood Champions" rallied local businesses and created events in their communities for Small Business Saturday-an increase of 63 percent over a year ago.

"Whether you're shopping, buying services or products, choosing where to go for a meal, or building a website - hard working, innovative small businesses in the United Kingdom are the first place you should look".

"We need to do not forget to shop local, not just for support, but with these shops you get a unique selection, it keeps money in area, and helps the economy." said Gonzales.

Chris Burgess, chairman of FSB's Merseyside, West Cheshire and Wigan region, said: "In the run up to Christmas, we are encouraging people to take advantage of the diversity and service provided by local shops and other small businesses". This year, the event will take place on Saturday 3rd December.

"I'd encourage residents to see for themselves what's on offer".

Also taking place in the People's Market on Saturday is the opening of Santa's Grotto, which will be open Monday - Friday 11 am - 4 pm and Saturday 10 am - 4pm.

On Saturday the Isle of Wight Council is offering free parking in all long stay vehicle parks between 12:00-18:00.

All activities are weather dependent and are subject to change.