Business ideas for small businesses

July 23, 2015

More SMEs seek alternative finance than a bank overdraft

Overall, nearly 7 in 10 (68 per cent) got all funding they needed, 21 per cent got part of it, but 10 per cent were still turned away causing cash flow problems and a missed opportunity for growth.

Evidence of the increase in demand of alternative finance from small businesses just keeps growing. The latest findings from our Business Monitor research series shows that more small businesses in need of funding sought alternative finance rather than a bank overdraft in the last 12 months. And, only marginally more sought a bank loan. This […]

July 14, 2015

7 Signs Your Small Business Needs Financial Investment to Grow

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Every business owner dreams of their business growing and becoming more profitable. But without the right investment behind you, being successful could drift even further away. It’s easy to get so caught up in your small business that you can’t see the problems you face ahead of you, especially if they might cost you a […]

July 10, 2015

2015 Rugby World Cup – Are You Ready?

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In September England will host the 2015 Rugby World Cup predicted to deliver up to £2.2 billion to our country’s economy, providing a unique opportunity for UK pubs, bars & hospitality businesses. It’s expected that, during the 44 days of the tournament, nearly half a million rugby lovers from all over the world will be […]

June 25, 2015

Shop Indie this July – it’s Independent Retailer Month!


Whether it’s walking into your local grocers and seeing beautiful displays of fresh, locally sourced produce or finding that perfect one of a kind item in your local boutique; nothing beats local retail. That’s why, to celebrate Independent Retailer Month, we’ve pulled together our top tips of things you can do to get your business […]

June 16, 2015

Millions Up for Grabs for Small Businesses


Show me the money! To show just how healthy the funding market is when it comes to small businesses accessing capital, Enterprise Nation is putting on an event ‘Show me the money!” where over 20 funders will showcase their offer. Liberis are delighted to be one of them! Business expert, author and Enterprise Nation founder […]

June 7, 2015

5 Ways Publicans Can Drive Business This Summer


Publicans UK-wide are crossing their fingers for a sun-filled Summer this year. Back in 2012 it was reported by the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) that beer sales fell by 4.6% in the month of July alone. This has been attributed to the weather which the Met Office said was the wettest to be […]

May 30, 2015

How Retailers Can Engage Mobile Device Users & Boost Sales


According to a recent study, more than 40% of ecommerce sales are now made using a mobile device. Google also announced that mobile searches have now surpassed desktop searches in ten countries. This means that your customers are more than likely to be viewing your website from their mobile device. So if you want to […]

May 26, 2015

New survey: Small businesses feel less confident about future under new government


… and doubt election promises will be kept! We’ve just completed a survey amongst 1000 small and medium sized companies around the UK to get their views on the new government and what they think it means for small businesses. It’s generated some interesting results which we thought we’d share with you. Business confidence 34 […]

May 10, 2015

A Small Business Insurance Checklist: What do you Need to Cover?


You’ve put in the hours and the finances to get your business up and running. So it makes business sense that you should protect your livelihood from any damage, theft or liability – things which could prove highly damaging to your business’ operations and income. You are legally required to have some types of cover […]

May 5, 2015

8 Classic Mistakes That All New Business Owners Make

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The path to a successful business is often littered with trials, triumphs and, often, a lot of mistakes. Even if you have run a business before, you’re bound to run into problems at some point – and it’s important to remember that everyone makes mistakes. Learning from your mistakes is key to success and helps […]

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