Britain's high streets are not suffering as badly as some analysts would have us believe, with Independent shops, bars and cafés opening at their fastest rate in years as customers shun the big retail chains.
In a startling turnaround on previous years, more independent stores opened in the last year than closed.
Small Business Saturday is a further and welcome boost to the independent retailer.
Where to shop on Small Business Saturday This weekend, thousands of independent retailers will encourage people to shop local. We pick out some of the businesses taking part across the UK