It's just an idea, but how about we have just one day a month where we blog and tweet about our own and other independent businesses. They can be new or established. Retail, artists, crafters, business advisers, counsellors any kind of business at all as long as it is independent.
I firmly believe that hard working and often overlooked independent retailers will come into their own during these tough times. Many of us know only too well what it takes to survive. We know how to adapt and develop, how to look for opportunities and how to move our businesses forward, often whilst also supporting our families and with very little or no support from the banks or financial institutions.
Let's celebrate our greatness, lets have Independents Day !
I am going to write a blog post on Wednesday 29th February I've chosen the leap year date because it's unique, special and is reason for celebration, just like all Independent businesses.
Before that, I would love you to comment below with a link to your (or another ) independent business and I will feature a selection of them Next Wednesday to kick of the Independents Day campaign.
It would be great if you have your own blog if you wrote a post showcasing companies that you love and linking back to this post. That way we can spread the links around and hopefully draw attention to lots of companies that people might like to take a look at and hopefully buy from or support.
You don't have to be an independent business to take part, infact it would be amazing to receive support from anybody. It can be a lonely and insecure place running your own business, to receive acknowledgement that you are doing a good job makes such a difference.
If you are on twitter and want to tweet about it please use the hashtag #independentsday
I'll have a badge for you to next week if you think its cool enough to pop on your site to show your support.