Jo Stevens

A strong voice for Cardiff Central

Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday logoThis year Small Business Saturday will take place on Saturday 6th December. Small businesses are the lifeblood of our local economy. In Cardiff Central we have many small business that form the hub of communities across the city; from our famous arcades in the city centre, to Albany, Wellfield and City Road, Crwys Road and Clifton Street to name a few.

 

Small Business Saturday exists to support, inspire and promote small businesses, whether they are long established or recent. It's a grassroots campaign that encourages us to shop locally and support small businesses in our local community. The first Small Business Saturday was in 2013 and was a huge success driving more trade to small businesses (nearly £500m). Hundreds of events across the UK took place. It was the biggest celebration of small business the UK has ever seen.

Small Business Saturday is back this year on Saturday 6th December.  It enables us to put centre stage the great work that small independent businesses do in providing local jobs. Our local entrepreneurs need our support. I'll be backing the campaign doing my shopping locally and I hope you will too.

To find out more about Small Business Saturday click here  or follow on Facebook and Twitter.

Jo with Penylan Pantry staff
Jo with the owners of Penylan Pantry
Jo at Tucker Coffee
Jo at Tucker Coffee in Cathays
Jo with Nata Bakery staff
Jo at Nata & Co Bakery in Adamsdown
Jo at Fruit Stand
Jo at the Wellfield Road fruit stall

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commented 2014-11-22 23:16:39 +0000
The number of overseas university students is most important to many small businesses within the Cardiff central area, e.g. renting, etc. The overseas student number has dramatucally dropped within these years due to the abolishment of psw visa by the government in 2012. Before a foreign student doing a master degree can stay in the uk averagely for two to three years. Now they can only stay averagely less than one and half years.
I can’t see why homeoffice only issue such time-stricked visa to the overseas students who would like to spend their time and money in the uk. Many businesses, not just the university do benefit from them.
published this page in News 2014-11-18 22:57:45 +0000

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