September 21st will be etched on our memories for a long while as that was the day Savvy Guest was in the spotlight as part of the Small Business Saturday’s UK’s Small Biz 100. Although, we are classed as a small and unique Manchester business, we have BIG ideas when it comes to offering a pre-career guidance service which gives adults 18+ the chance to spend a short time with someone in a job role they are interested in themselves.
How did it all begin?
Savvy Guest founder Dijonn Taylor identified a lack of good advice for individuals seeking relevant career tips, and realistic expectations of job roles. Dijonn was convinced the answer lay in creating a digital platform with capabilities of bringing together companies and individuals for pre-career chats whilst incorporating Corporate Responsibility and capturing valuable data. Val Dickinson, joined as Dijonn’s Business Partner and together they launched Savvy in 2013 culminating in a fully integrated pre-career digital platform which is successfully gaining momentum day by day.
Savvy Guest is among the select number of businesses to be featured by the Small Business Saturday campaign one per day for the 100 days leading up to Small Business Saturday on December 3rd. Small Business Saturday is already the UK’s most successful small business campaign. This is the fourth year of the campaign, which last year saw £623m spent with small businesses across the UK on Small Business Saturday, an increase of £119m or 24 per cent on the previous year. The campaign trended at number one in the UK on Twitter on the day with more than 100,000 campaign-related tweets being sent. Over 75% of local councils supported the campaign, giving considerable national reach into local communities.
In short, Small Business Saturday exists to support, inspire and promote small businesses. We have also been featured alongside the other #Smallbiz100 in The Guardian and in the Tameside Reporter.
Small Business Saturday
Savvy Guest will be promoting ‘A Health & Wellbeing Day’ in the small business community, working alongside Scott Smith from the Stroke Association who will be providing a ‘Know your Blood Pressure’ session. We understand the pressures that come with running a small business and on the day you will be offered a free blood pressure check and advice. You can find us at Rise, 231 Deansgate Manchester M3 4EN on Saturday December 3rd between 11.30am – 3.00 pm so please come along and say ‘hello’.
More information on Small Business Saturday can also be found on the Small Business Saturday www.facebook.com/smallbusinesssaturdayuk and Twitter @SmallBizSatUk