offline promotions

Attracting customers

The Power of Paper: How To Win With Offline Promotion

16 August 2017
3 minute read

It’s clear to see that digital marketing has completely changed the way in which businesses promote themselves and attract new customers. And while a lot of success can be owed to mediums such as social media.

Happy customers

Growing your business

How To Use Reviews To Boost Your Restaurant

10 August 2017
3 minute read

There are now over 30,000 restaurants in the UK alone, meaning competition within the industry is high and the battle to stand out from the crowd is strong. In order to compete effectively, restaurant owners need to be armed with some smart tools of the trade. And one of the most powerful assets for promoting your restaurant is word of mouth.

small business websites

Growing your business

Get Started: Small Business Website

31 July 2017
3 minute read

According to recent figures, 2 million businesses in the UK still don't have a website - but what are they really missing out on?

retail technology

Growing your business

In Store Retail Technology: Marketing, Payments, and Stock

21 July 2017
6 minute read

Whether it’s stock, parcel pick up, online sales, or using new payment methods to complete transactions, technology has changed the way that retailers operate and has no sign of stopping. And the key impact of this development is that modern consumers now hold a certain expectation for their instore experience.

visual marketing

Attracting customers

How Visual Marketing Can Help Fashion Retailers Boost Sales

21 July 2017
4 minute read

All fashion retailers will appreciate that when it comes to boosting business, aesthetics are everything. Which is why visual marketing plays such a key role in how to communicate with customers and tell your brand story. Whilst it’s clear that when carried out effectively visual marketing looks great, the question is does it actually work when it comes to attracting interest and improving sales?

small business of the month

Growing your business

Small Business Of The Month: Palm Vaults, London

19 July 2017
2 minute read

This month’s winner for Small Business of the Month is  Palm Vaults! As nominated by our Digital Marketing Executive, Raff Gifford.

how card payments work

Managing your money

How Card Payments Work

18 July 2017
2 minute read

Whether we’re tapping, inserting or swiping credit and debit cards, these transaction actions have become second nature to us. And with the growing popularity of contactless and mobile payments, we can only expect these to increase further.

inspirational uk retailers

Growing your business

5 Inspirational UK Retailers

07 July 2017
4 minute read

This July is Independent Retailer Month; celebrating small, local, and independent retail stores up and down the UK. Many high-streets are running their own #IndieRetail campaigns for the month, to cast a spotlight over the little businesses making a big difference - and we've put together a calendar of retail events for you to check out too!

News

How Have Britain’s Small Businesses Been Impacted by Brexit?

06 July 2017
5 minute read

We surveyed over 500 SME owners to understand how they voted in the 2016 referendum – in which 62% of respondents said that they had voted to stay - and the impact that Brexit has had on their businesses since.

high street banks

Growing your business

How High Street Businesses Can Keep Up With Bigger Brands

03 July 2017
4 minute read

Walking down your local high street, it may seem as if business is dominated by bigger brands. But if you look a little closer, you’ll see that there are still many smaller high street businesses that are thriving too. And their success is based upon them being innovative and creative enough to keep up with their more widely-known competitors.

Managing your money

Be Smart: Insurance For Your Small Business

28 June 2017
5 minute read

Business insurance is an essential for any entrepreneur or business owner, but with so many different categories and classes out there, getting the right deal for your business can be tough.

Coins

Accessing finance

Sources of Business Finance

27 June 2017
5 minute read

Long gone are the days when a business’ only means of acquiring funding was through a business loan from their bank.  Alternatives have now given business owners more options, allowing them to choose the best solution to fit their needs. To help make that decision a little easier, we’ve put together a list of five popular sources of business finance, and the purposes each one serve.

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