Small Business Friday 7 September 2018

It’s that time of the year again: Spring has sprung and the countdown to the summer holidays and festive season has begun.

What better way to kick off the new season than with some retail therapy? Before you swipe your card at the next multinational behemoth, why not opt to shop at a local small business and support our own talented entrepreneurs.

This is what Small Business Friday (SBF) is all about, an initiative started by the National Small Business Chamber (NSBC) to encourage shoppers to support small business.

Here are 5 reasons why you should shop small:

• You’ll make a positive impact on the economy
• You’ll help create jobs in the community
• You’ll lessen the environmental impact of your purchases.
• Small businesses provide greater access to product diversity
• Small businesses offer that personal touch

And if that’s not enough, support a small business because you’re going to feel good about it! If you’re not sure where to start, take a look at a selection of hand-picked PayFast merchants below:

The Gin Box
Nic Harry
Jane Sews
Cape Coffee Beans
Sofa Company
The Tea Merchant
The Velvet Cake company
Clever Little Monkey

Follow @PayFast and @SmallBizFriday on Twitter to join the movement #SmallBizFriday.

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