Want to make IMPACT?
DECEMBER is Shop@SmallBusiness MONTH
We invite you to JOIN us as we celebrate Women, Youth and PWD Owned Small Businesses and SUPPORT by SHOPPING from one within your locality. There is always one near you!
Join a Community of Small Business CHAMPIONS
Signup to become a Small Business CHAMPION.
Why this Matters?
No matter where you are, you can always find a small business nearby. In Kenya alone, we have an impressive number of over 6 million small businesses, with more than 60% of them being owned by women.
Small businesses play a crucial role in our economy by creating over 60% of job opportunities and contributing between 24% and 40% to the GDP. These enterprises are instrumental in bolstering the growth of our local economies, allowing them to flourish. Many individuals, have kick-started their careers by gaining valuable work experience at small businesses.
Despite the significant impact small businesses have, it is disheartening to note that over 70% of them close down within five years. This unfortunate trend is primarily attributed to the challenges they face in accessing markets and securing financing.
How to particpate as a Small Business
To participate your business must be selling online - social media platforms (WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, Google etc), Websites or Marketplaces. We have partnered with Lipa Later to help you list your products on their Marketplace - Sky Garden.
We hold regular information sessions on how to participate as a Small Business Owner. Dates and time are communicated on our social media platforms.
Other Shop@SmallBusiness EVENTS
Every MONDAY, we champion and encourage buyers to support a Small Business within their locality. Check our updates on our social media platforms.
How to support a Small Business
Some of the ways you can support small businesses
- Shop from a small business.
- Order delivery or take out.
- Mention small business on social media.
- Write a positive review online.
- Reschedule your order, don't cancel.
- Prepay or ask if you can pay a deposit.
- Offer your skills and services for free or at a discount.
- Keep Shopping by making repeated purchases.
- Share feedback with them.
- Encourage others to support small businesses.