Small Business Saturday is an annual national initiative to support, inspire and promote small businesses and encourage people to shop locally.
The date of this year's Small Business Saturday is 5 December.
South Tyneside has a great range of local businesses, offering everything from food and drink to specialist retail outlets.
During lockdown many of our businesses are still operating online, offering a click & collect service or delivery service.
That may be a shop now selling gifts for your loved ones online or a restaurant who can provide you with a tasty dish to enjoy from the comfort of your own home.
Please try and support South Tyneside businesses as much as possible on Small Business Saturday and also in coming weeks.
For more information on Small Business Saturday go to www.smallbusinesssaturdayuk.com