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17th October 2017

Community Business Weekend 2017 was a huge success! Around 200 community businesses opened their doors and told their story in creative ways to get more customers, volunteers and supporters. Here are some of the highlights: https://storify.com/peoplesbiz/community-business-weekend-2017

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Over 200 Community Businesses set to be part of Weekend

4th September 2017

Latest figures show that more than 200 community businesses have now signed up to be part of Community Business Weekend 2017. The Weekend, which takes place from 5-8 October 2017 has seen businesses sign up from right across the country. Currently London & the South East has the most community businesses signed up, with the […]

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Community Business Weekend teams up with Fun Palaces

1st September 2017

This year’s Community Business Weekend 5-8 October perfectly coincides with Fun Palaces Weekend (7-8 Oct), so why not combine the two? Fun Palaces are community-led events, using arts, science, craft, tech, digital and sometimes sports to bring people together. Fun Palaces give everyone a chance to try out something new and invite local people to share their skills. You could […]

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Top 5 tips for window art: Why all community businesses should be doing it

24th August 2017

We caught up with Myro, illustrator and champion of window art who originally started out at Village Greens, a community shop in Prestwich, Greater Manchester. She shares why doodling on your windows is a trick not to miss for community businesses. Myro will also be delivering a professional window illustration session with the winner of […]

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Over 100 community businesses sign up!

14th August 2017

The 100th community business has signed up to be part of Community Business Weekend 2017 (#CBwkd17). Sine FM 102.6 is a radio station based in Doncaster, with more than 70 local presenters presenting quality shows every week reaching 116,000 households in South Yorkshire. The station offers local organisations the chance to get community service announcements out to the region […]

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First contact

4th August 2017

Our first email to those early birds who registered to take part has just gone out and the packs to help community businesses stage an event are in the post! In the emails we also let all the community businesses know about our team of communications specialists for each region who are here to help […]

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Campaign launched to celebrate community business stories

19th July 2017

As first reported in PR Week last week, a partnership has been formed to promote Community Business Weekend 2017 (#CBwkd17). Community Business Weekend (5-8 October 2017) is a unique opportunity for community businesses across England to demonstrate the positive impact they have on society and tell their stories of success. Community businesses are a relatively […]

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