For the final day of #localbizweek, we are celebrating those amazing small business owners who give up their day of rest to provide us with those services which make our Sunday’s special. From Sunday market traders to pub owners equipped with our well-deserved beers & carveries or corner shops & off licences – they’re all working hard on a Sunday to keep the locals entertained.
The Ale House Micropub & Kitchen in Liverpool provides delicious food and unique brews to their locals, alongside opportunities for the whole community to get involved in such as live music nights and quiz nights. Owner Lee Cook also hosts ‘read and relax’ groups there to get as many different members of the community involved as possible.
‘Pubs have traditionally been a hub for local communities to socialise with each other in a relaxed setting and micropubs are a great example of businesses providing a cosy, welcoming atmosphere for people to enjoy each other’s company. Whether you visit a pub alone or with a group of friends, conversations are usually open and free-flowing and this alone can tackle important social issues such as loneliness.’, X-Forces Enterprise CEO, Martin Wing.
As we near the end of local small business week, we’ve seen some truly outstanding businesses which act as social hubs for community interaction and promoting community spirit. The positive impact these small local businesses have on mental health has also been a great reminder during #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek of how supporting small local businesses can keep these businesses alive in otherwise uncertain times for high streets.
If you wish to startup a business or have been trading under 24 months, contact X-Forces Enterprise for business advice, access to low-interest government-backed funding, workshops and networking events and ongoing mentoring. Our support is fully funded by our partners and so we do not charge you for our help.