People are encouraged to discover something new this weekend in support of Small Business Saturday.
This is the first UK event of its kind, taking place on December 7, and is a day to celebrate and support small businesses recognising all they do for their communities.
City of Lincoln Council wishes to encourage residents to shop locally and also to try out a shop they haven’t been in before.
Halina Davies, the council’s economic development manager, said: “This is a great opportunity to try something new and see what’s available on your doorstep. Small independent businesses play an important role in our communities, and they are especially vital in a strong visitor based economy like Lincoln’s.”
“Although Small Business Saturday is a great opportunity to raise their profile, we should aim to make shopping locally ‘business as usual’ all year round.”
Meanwhile, Lincoln MP Karl McCartney has welcomed news that 27 Start-Up Loans have been accepted in Lincoln worth £90,800.
He said: “With Small Business Saturday on the horizon, I am pleased to welcome these new 27 entrepreneurs and I wish them the best of success with their ideas.
“Our economy relies on small and medium sized businesses - their innovation, employment, income generation and contribution provides the backbone of prosperity for our nation.
“This weekend is already a highlight in Lincoln’s small business calendar in that the Christmas Market sees opportunities for many entrepreneurs and both small and medium sized businesses in our city to ensure that they enjoy a sharp increase in trade and business leading up to Christmas and into the New Year. ”