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COVID-19: Business as (un)usual

Five things small businesses should consider before they reopen

28 May 2020
5 minute read

As we progress through a phased reopening of the UK, small business owners will need to start thinking about the future and what the ‘new normal’ looks like, so we have put together our top tips on how small business owners can prepare for a slow, safe and sustainable return to ‘normality’. 

COVID-19: Business as (un)usual

How Chatbots Can Help Your Business Handle Increased Customer Demand During The COVID-19 Outbreak

11 May 2020
3 minute read

As a result of COVID-19, your business may be facing increased customer demand, particularly if you offer a product/service online. Businesses who are looking for ways to improve their online offering to meet this demand may look towards including a chatbot on their website. This is a type of software that is set up to act as a virtual assistant across websites, applications and social channels. 

COVID-19: Business as (un)usual

COVID-19: How small businesses can support the community

23 April 2020
4 minute read

It is perhaps ironic that the one thing social distancing and COVID-19 has enabled is community cohesion in some truly inspiring ways. In this blog, we share our favourite examples of how businesses are supporting frontline workers, as well as some the most vulnerable people, and how you can use your small business skills to support your local community. 

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COVID-19: Business as (un)usual

COVID-19: How small businesses can keep up with the cashless economy

20 April 2020
3 minute read

We have been moving towards a cashless society for some time but the renewed concerns around the hygiene of using cash and the sharp increase in the number of retailers enforcing card-only payments could significantly accelerate this. It seems that cash is no longer king and for small businesses this means that digital payments can no longer be an option; they are essential.  

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COVID-19: Business as (un)usual

Mobile Marketing For Delivery & Takeaway Businesses During COVID-19

17 April 2020
4 minute read

In recent year, mobile marketing has become an important acquisition and retention tool, but it may have become more of a necessity in your promotion strategy now as a result of COVID-19 changes, most notably within the food delivery and takeaway services industry.  

COVID-19: Business as (un)usual

COVID-19: Online Learning For Small Business Owners And Employees 

14 April 2020
5 minute read

 As many small businesses take their trade online and operate from the safety of their homes, you may find that you have additional time in your daily routine. Now could be a good time to upskill and further develop your knowledge on something you haven’t had the opportunity to before. We have put together an overview of several online learning platforms and the benefits they offer below to help you boost your business skills. 

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COVID-19: Business as (un)usual

Convert Your Business Into A Food Delivery Service

08 April 2020
3 minute read

With the ever-changing environment that the world now faces as a result of COVID-19, businesses need to adapt quickly. If you are a business that serves food but have not yet explored the possibility of takeaway deliveries, there are three options that could help you and your business through this current time.

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COVID-19: Business as (un)usual

Taking care of your mind during a difficult time   

08 April 2020
4 minute read

COVID-19 and its impact globally can heighten feelings of distress and anxiety in all of us. Liberis recently conducted research that found 83% of business owners suffer from anxiety and 81% from sleepless nights as a direct result of worries over raising finance, so it’s important now more than ever to take some time out to focus on your mental health and wellbeing. We have put together some tips and advice on how you can do this.  

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COVID-19: Business as (un)usual

COVID-19: Digital Marketing Support & Ad Credits For Small And Medium Sized Businesses

07 April 2020
4 minute read

Since the UK Government has issued a stay-at-home order due to the COVID-19 outbreak, many brick and mortar businesses have turned to e-commerce to sell their goods and services online. To help keep these businesses afloat, global companies like Google and Facebook have stepped in to provide digital ad credits and support. 

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COVID-19: Business as (un)usual

Get Started: E-commerce for small businesses during COVID-19

07 April 2020
4 minute read

The internet was built for business and in this current time of uncertainty, trading online has now become more important than ever. Whether you’re starting from scratch, or thinking about the e-commerce add-ons that you can integrate with your existing business website, there are several points that you should consider when trading online. 

COVID-19: Business as (un)usual

COVID-19: UK Pubs Are Leading The Way In Adaptation

02 April 2020
2 minute read

With the official closure of pubs around the UK last month, it has been a difficult time for many, during this financially unpredictable period. Adapting to the current situation nationally and worldwide is important for businesses to continue trading.

COVID-19: Business as (un)usual

COVID-19: How We Can Help Small Businesses

30 March 2020
2 minute read

Covid-19 has had a massive impact on businesses across the globe already, and small, local businesses are often the ones who are affected the most. We want to put the spotlight on those businesses and share simple ways everyone can help them during these unpredictable times.