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The Cwmbwrla Connections Advent Calendar - Day Five


Today is UK Small Business Saturday. What are we supposed to do about it?

At the beginning of 2020 there were a total of 6 million businesses in Britain. And 5.94 million of them were classed as small businesses. That’s 99.3%.

If you took away the hard work, entrepreneurial skill and strength of character of the people who fight hard and often lonely battles for growth and custom every day, then we wouldn’t have much choice left, and we wouldn’t have much of an economy either.

Yes, we might fall back on the convenience of Tesco or Sainsbury or Costa sometimes, but when there are people on our doorsteps whose hard work doesn’t just make them excellent service providers but also puts them right at the heart of the community, they are worthy of our support.

In 2020 our local businesses have been forced to close their doors, given one set of restrictions after another and left wondering what the future holds for them. But they’re still fighting, and still offering excellent service.

So if you’re looking for Christmas cards, there’s really only one place to go: Colin’s Cards in Elgin Street.

If you want a great cooked breakfast in the best café in Swansea, call in to Kath’s Korner Kafe in Robert Street.

If you want a high-quality beauty treatment, do yourself a favour and visit Glitz and Glamour in Courtney Street.

Fancy a takeaway? You won’t find anything better than Greek Flavours by Alexanter and Hiks fish and chips side by side on Llangyfelach Road.

Need a caffeine boost? Take your pick between Haystack in Brynhyfryd Square and Coffee and Crumbs in Eaton Road.

Want to bring music into your life? Brynhyfryd Music Teaching Studios are right on your doorstep in Llangyfelach Road.

No matter what the calendar tells us, every Saturday is small business Saturday. Every day is small business day. These people get up every morning and try their hardest to give us something distinctive and good. They succeed, and there's a simple, practical way for us to thank them for that.

Today is UK Small Business Saturday. What are we supposed to do about it?

We all know the answer. Support our local businesses. They’ve earned it.

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