Today is Small Business Saturday. A day to celebrate the importance of small businesses. Having run a small business I know the difficulties and challenges they face. Most people are employed in small businesses. Whilst the big companies may be household names it is the small often family owned businesses which provide the backbone of our economy especially here in Bury. I will be joining the Tottington Councillors to help launch the Best Small Business 2017 Competition. Tottington is lucky to be home to dozens of small businesses. Everyone can vote for their favourite local business and one lucky resident will win £50 to spend locally.