Own Business Day
They live their business, not just run it. They create jobs and serve as role models for others with their “can do” attitude.
Because they love making people happy, own businesses make daily life more exciting. They bring new services, offers and light to our communities with their ideas, as well as perspectives.
Own Business Day is dedicated worldwide to independent business owners. It celebrates and pays tribute to them by making them more visible. All business owners from all branches are invited to take part in Own Business Day.
METRO, in keeping with its brand purpose promotes Own Businesses. METRO uses all its resources to support and equip participating Own Businesses.
By setting up a dedicated website, the heart of the day: www.own-business-day.com. This site allows business owners to create and publish special offers, such as a meal, event, or service that is only available for Own Business Day. Everybody can see all special offers on the site map. Both locally and globally
By an extensive campaign addressing the public to explore the specials on www.own-business-day.com, to visit their local Own Businesses on the day bringing them more turnover, and to show their commitment and social responsibility for Own Businesses via the global hashtag: #loveownbusiness
On Tuesday 11 October 2016, the first Own Business Day was held. There were close to 20.000 participating Own Businesses, and over 20.000 special offers from more than 20 countries. With 24 countries participating and an incredible 103.074 specials, the second Own Business Day (10/10/2017) was already five times larger.
Every year, Own Business Day falls on the second Tuesday in October. Tuesday was chosen because it is not yet a strong day for business. Additionally, most countries do not have national or bank holidays on Tuesday.
Do something unique and you will get something extraordinary
You are invited to celebrate any Own Business worldwide and to pay tribute to them. There will be special offers for your local Own Businesses, which will help you bring more revenue. Use the hashtag #loveownbusiness to show your support for Own Businesses and demonstrate your social responsibility.
Ideally, anybody should plan ahead their personal Own Business Day route by discovering the special offers of their favorite participating Own Businesses near them on own-business-day.com. Share your ideas with family and friends about where to go.