Here you can learn about the multitude of ways own businesses enrich our everyday and how each of us can contribute to help them thrive, thus improving the quality of life for all of us. It is initiated by METRO Wholesale, that has its purpose of being champion for independent businesses.
Own businesses are important to society because they produce goods, services and even innovations.
More independent businesses create more job opportunities, which is essential for a healthy economy.
Having variety of own business leads to more vibrant and diverse communities for everyone to enjoy.
Own businesses are an integral part of our everyday, that we also often take for granted.
Own businesses are an integral part of our everyday, that we also often take for granted. .
That’s why 6 years ago METRO created Own Business Day for everyone to celebrate, honour and simply enjoy their favourite restaurants, cafes, corner shops, beauty salons etc., reminding the world on how much better life is with everything they have to offer: the diversity they bring to our neighbourhoods, the heart and soul they put in their establishments – to make our everyday more pleasant. This alone deserves a special day to enjoy them a little more and continue to choose them any chance we get throughout the rest of the year.
Download and explore local tastes and cuisines with our METRO Guide of Joy! From Europe and beyond, the best restaurants, bistros and hotels, recommended by our METRO colleagues for you.
Take part in something big
On Own Business Day and all year long, go out and enjoy your favourite businesses and share your joy with the world on your social media. People all over the world already expressed their love for own businesses. Make sure you do the same by using #loveownbusiness.
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