Small Business Saturday returns on 3rd December so let's celebrate East Yorkshire's small independent businesses. You can show your support by following our 8 tips.

1. Visit your local market

Towns across East Yorkshire hold weekly markets where you can pick up everything from pet supplies to freshly made pies. Search our website to find your nearest market and support local stallholders.

2. Like their social media posts

Follow your favourite businesses on social media and engage with their posts to help them reach more people. Get liking, commenting and sharing!

3. Tell your family and friends

Word of mouth is a powerful thing. If you love a small business don't keep them all to yourself! Shout it from the rooftops and tell your family and friends.

4. Hit the high street

Explore your local high street and use all of the wonderful businesses right on your doorstep. Coffee shops, bakeries, greengrocers, gift shops (and so many more) are all waiting to serve you.

5. Shop online

Online shopping can be super convenient but before you head straight to the big retailers, don't forget that many small businesses are also online and just waiting for your order to ping through!

6. Buy gift vouchers

Vouchers are perfect as gifts or for when you don't need anything right now but want to support a small business. You can buy them for everything from restaurants to alpaca trekking and wine tasting!

7. Write a review

If you've had a great experience with a small business don't forget to leave them a review so others can discover how amazing they are too. Not only will it make the small business feel fantastic, it will help them to grow their online profile.

8. Visit local attractions

If you live in East Yorkshire, be a local tourist and make full use of nearby attractions. We are blessed to have so much in our area so get out and explore! You'll find endless inspiration on our website.

Share your favourite East Yorkshire businesses with us. Tag us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.