#DOBUSINESSLOCAL is our campaign to support small businesses and help to boost the local economy – in a slightly different way.

Organisations like DBN are in a unique position. We have extensive knowledge of local supplier capability and we can turn that knowedge into a powerful tool to support the local economy.

#DOBUSINESSLOCAL has three main aims:

  • To work in partnership with Local Authorities and other public and private sector organisations to help them identify great local suppliers and help to increase levels of local procurement spending.
  • To enable small businesses to collaborate with each other and offer more to their current and future customers.
  • To work with the small business community to achieve cost-down / quality-up standards and ensure that even the smallest business can be globally competitive.

We also want to build strong links between the small business community and the next generation of entrepreneurs.

We have a #DOBUSINESSLOCAL work experience offer to get a blog written for your business by a local school student to help them gain valuable work experience.

All you need to do is to give some of your time telling them about your business and what you are looking for in a blog article. Christine Thomas of Everything English Education Consultancy has kindly agreed to check over each blog before it comes back to you to ensure it has real business value.

And its a great way to let your customers know that you care about your local community by telling them the background to your blog article and how it has been written by a local student. If you can help, please email us at connect@dobusinessnetwork.com.

Do you know a local business superstar?

And we’re inviting people to nominate their small business superstars so we can feature them on our website, our social media and in our newsletter.

By supporting a local business, you're helping to boost the local economy and sustain local jobs. We pledge to promote and celebrate our small business community and encourage everyone to support local enterprise.


DBN The Movie

Although this was filmed before the Covid-19 crisis, the message remains as relevant now as it did when we filmed it. That setting up and running your small business can be a hugely rewarding experience and that small businesses deserve support because they make such a massive contribution to the local economy.


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