Founded by award-winning online marketer, social media consultant and trainer Louise Brogan four years ago, Social Bee NI has created quite the buzz around Northern Ireland! Specialising in strategic planning for social media, the consultancy supports local businesses from a range of industries, from the travel, public and legal sectors, to estate agents, florists, cake bakers, charities and Ulster University, to name a few.
Now in its fifth year in the UK, Small Business Saturday promotes a wide variety of small businesses ranging from martial arts, to wildlife artists and hula hoop instructors. It is a grassroots, non-commercial campaign which highlights the success of small businesses and encourages consumers to ‘shop local’ and support the small businesses in their communities.
Small Business Saturday’s annual event takes place this year on 2nd December 2017. On this day, customers from across the UK go out and support all different types of small businesses whether they are online, in offices, or in stores. In the run-up to the big day, Small Business Saturday will promote one business per day on social media.
Social Bee NI will gain the spotlight on 23rd October 2017 when Small Business Saturday will take to its social media platforms to promote Louise’s business. With almost 40,000 followers on Twitter and over 3.4 million Facebook likes, it’s safe to say that this will create a lasting impact for Social Bee NI.
Speaking about the UK wide recognition, Social Bee NI Director, Louise said, “We are delighted to be selected as one of Small Business Saturday’s Top 100. It is an incredible achievement to be one of only two businesses selected from Northern Ireland. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for Social Bee NI.”
Director of Small Business Saturdays, Michelle Owens, exclaims, “It is fantastic to be running our fifth year of Small Business Saturday. It has been invaluable to hundreds of small businesses across the UK, allowing them to gain new customers and revenue whilst also introducing them to a small business community where they can share ideas and experiences!”