Small but mighty!
Small businesses are the backbone of the UK economy. They make up a staggering 99% of all UK companies and they are responsible for driving growth and creating new jobs.
WHEN YOU SUPPORT A SMALL BUSINESS, YOU SUPPORT A DREAM!
They say that when you decide to buy something from a small business, someone, somewhere, does a happy dance and we are living proof that this is 100% accurate! When you decide to 'shopsmall', you are deciding to use your buying power to support the small independents who work tirelessly to bring you innovative, well thought out, high quality products that they have brought to life with love.
Big companies are often run on formulas and staff have a script they stick to but you'll find that, when shopping with small businesses, you're more likely to get one-to-one service (likely even from the owner themselves!). So you'll be able to ask questions and sometimes tailor a product or service to your liking.
In this day and age of mass production and instant gratification it is so important to support businesses that maintain a sense of humanity and connection, which is very hard to do as a big corporation, but as a small business it comes naturally and we know many of our customers by name. To the point that, if we find out that someone has shopped with us a few times we flag the order and say "Wow Gemma's ordered a 4th time! We have to add a little gift in with the order!" and that's something you just can't do in big business.
Whether working from the kitchen table at home after the children have been tucked in, or working with a team in a small workshop (like us! ) - when people are given the opportunity to create what they love, beautiful things can happen!
CHEERLEADING SMALL BUSINESS IN THE UK!
We would love your help to cheerlead the small business revolution in the UK, changing the landscape for all small businesses for the better. While the magic is in us to bring our exciting new ideas to life for you - the power to keep us doing what we love, is well and truly, in your hands.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
With Christmas only a few months away, you can make the choice to shopsmall and select unique, inspiring gifts for your loved ones. Small businesses will usually go the extra mile to ensure you are happy with your purchase, and some can even guarantee you next day delivery, which as we know is always helpful! Notonthehighstreet.com, Etsy and of course, our own website thelittlepicturecompany.co.uk are great for online shopping but if you’re able to head out for an adventure, try visiting your local independent shops and markets instead of going to the big franchise businesses - this not only supports local economies and small business, but also helps communities to thrive!
SHARING IS CARING!
If you support small business or are a small business owner yourself, we would love to get you on board the "Small but Mighty" movement so that we can all help promote small business across the UK and the world!
Please use the hashtag #makeadifferenceshopsmall when posting pics of your smallshop purchases or pics of your small business or a small biz you love. We'll be sharing our favourites on Instagram to give those businesses a little social boost so keep an eye out on our stories (@thelittlepicturecompany) to discover some amazing small businesses to fill your Christmas list!
WHAT MAKES THE LITTLE PICTURE COMPANY SMALL BUT MIGHTY
We're a small team of 2-4 makers on any given day, and on average we can make, package and dispatch anywhere between 20-100 orders a day!
We have nearly 500 products on offer! (All made in our little studio in SE20)
We can deliver ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD!
We offer UK delivery for FREE!
We pride ourselves on our ever-evolving product line of award winning personalised products, our 5-star service ratings, our ability to change or adapt anything for a customer for whatever occasion!
We hope that you'll consider supporting small independents this year because, we know from personal experience, every order makes a mighty big difference!
Everyone at The Little Picture Company <3
PS: We've created a little quote graphic below that you can share anywhere you'd like! Whether you're supporting small business or are a small business owner yourself. We'd love to see where you've shared it so that we can support your small business to so please tag us wherever possible :)