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Why I applied to Small Biz 100: Crafty Revolution tells all

Thursday, May 07 at 13:48Small Biz 100 | Small Business Saturday Uk Champion

2014's Small Business Saturday UK impact statistics

With just 25 days to go before applications open for 2015's Small Biz 100, we hear from a successful 2014 applicant: Crafty Revolution.

Crafty Revolution was one of 2014's Small Biz 100, and now a current Small Business Saturday Champion. Owner Francesca Kemp has spoken about why she applied......

"Small Business Saturday UK recently published the above statistics for last year's campaign which made me reflect on my time as one of their Small Biz100.

As the application date looms in June the question is: why would you want to apply?

My top 3 reasons are:

1. Amazing connections with fellow Small Biz 100 and local businesses
2. New skills learnt along the way
3. Being part of a truly great campaign

Five months have passed since December 6th, and I am still on an incredible Small Business Saturday journey. Learning to push my own boundaries was paramount to me, as I am quite a shy person so participating in an ITV interview, for example, was an adrenalin-pumping scary moment but I did it and I loved the experience!

For me, it was also about the long-term impact this accolade would have and what could I do in return. Profiling, promotion, likes, followers, web visits, retweets, shares, linking up with amazing entrepreneurs, going to Downing Street, meeting VIPs, support from fellow Small Biz 100....the list is endless and continues to grow. This led to other business collaborations and campaigns for Crafty Revolution to be involved in.

Would I still press that enter button to send my application? Without a shadow of a doubt, YES!

I am honoured to have been made one of Small Business Saturday UK's champions for this year's campaign. The above statistics speak for themselves and this year will see an expanded bus tour, with businesses encouraged to organise their own events celebrating the day.

Now the question is, will you apply to be a Small Biz 100?"

Applications for 2015 Small Biz 100 open on 1st June. Please check website for more details. 

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