We’re proud to have been chosen by Small Business Saturday as one of their Small Biz 100, and 26th October is our featured day.
We can add this to the list of historic things that have happened on this date, including:
1994 – Egypt and Jordan sign a peace deal to end 46 years of war
1992 – General Motors Corp. Chairman Robert Stempel resigned after the company recorded its highest losses in history
1959 – We see the far side of the moon for the first time
1949 – U.S. President Harry Truman raised the minimum wage from 40 to 75 cents an hour.
1947 – Future US President (?) Hilary Clinton was born
1942 – British actor Bob Hoskins was born
1916 – Former French President Francois Mitterand was born
1881 – The “Gunfight at the OK Corral” took place in Tombstone, AZ. The fight was between Wyatt Earp, his two brothers and Doc Holiday and the Ike Clanton Gang
Small Business Saturday UK is a grassroots, non-commercial campaign, which highlights small business success and encourages consumers to ‘shop local’ and support small businesses in their communities.
The day itself takes place on the first Saturday in December each year, but the campaign aims to have a lasting impact on small businesses. In 2016 Small Business Saturday will take place on Saturday, December 3rd