Small Business Saturday 2015 – Kool Badges
It’s the 7th December 2015, it’s a Saturday & all around the UK today it’s Small Business Saturday. The hope is that today, you will choose to shop with small businesses and support them in the run up to Christmas. So today, buy your coffee from an independent coffee shop, buy your lunch from a local bakery, deli or restaurant & buy your hand made presents & stocking fillers from Kool Badges Christmas Badges.
It gets harder & harder for small business to compete with large companies. We don’t have the money to float us through quiet periods like huge companies & we don’t have unlimited advertising budgets to take out glossy magazine adverts & TV spots.
The same applies online. eBay, Not on the High Street & Amazon all pay a fortune to put their products above ours & other small business using paid adwords ads. We, the manufacturer & retailer of our own products just can’t compete with paid advertising meaning many small business have to stop selling via their own website and sell via these huge sales platform, where the big retailer gets their cut. So today, support all small businesses when you buy something. It really does help us to keep the lights on over here at Kool Badges HQ.
We have a great range of Christmas badges, all hand made in our workshop & only available for sale through our website and a select few small retailers nationwide. We don’t sell our badges anywhere else, so please visit the website & place an order. Our badges are often copied all over the internet, but buying directly from us allows us to keep designing & making Kool Badges.
Buying from small businesses may not be as cheap as using a massive retailer, but all of the money we make is reinvested in the business & spent in the local economy. We don’t have our money hidden in the Cayman Islands avoiding tax. We pay everything we should, meaning sometimes we can’t compete on price with big retailers, but our customer service is always better & you can be sure our badges have been made by hand, with love, in the UK using locally sourced components and materials. We don’t outsource our manufacturing to China to save on costs. This means we always offer you the best price we can whilst making sure we can still afford to manufacture our badges in the UK. It’s the same for all Small businesses so keep that in mind when items are a little more expensive from Small Business, compared to the likes of Amazon.
So head over to the website & grab some hand made badges. Please pass our link on to friends & family & support small business on Small Business Saturday. You can even get an extra 15% off with code XMAS2015 when spending more than £7 on anything but custom badges.
We are heading into town, walking right past Starbucks and into our local independent coffee shop when staying in Dundee, The Burgh.
Please do spread the word today, it really does help.