sage summit 2017

News

Sage Summit 2017: Ideas and Insight for the High-Street

12 May 2017
3 minute read

Hosted by enterprise software developers Sage, the Sage Summit – now, Sage Summit Tour - has grown to become one of Europe’s biggest business events. The annual convention brings together over 5,000 industry experts, inspirational speakers, and small business owners in a space dedicated to fuelling ideas with insight. And this year, Liberis went along too!

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News

Bank Lending Off the Pace and Impacting Small Business Growth

10 May 2017
2 minute read

Due to the drop in the pound since the start of 2016 many businesses in the UK have been forced to increase their prices due to higher input costs.  According to secured bank lender Borro, slow bank lending is restricting small business growth during this time. Alternative finance lenders can provide funding in a fraction of the time banks typically take, but lack of awareness and confidence that this service exists means businesses still believe that banks are the best, or only, option.

referral marketing

Attracting customers

Referral Marketing: Do’s and Don’ts

08 May 2017
4 minute read

Often favoured by small businesses, referral marketing can be a positive and cost-effective way to attract new customers. It works by relying on referrals - or word of mouth - to promote products and services. Whether this is executed through ‘refer a friend’ schemes, online reviews or simply a verbal exchange, this approach can have ripple effects and increase a business’ reach tenfold.

CEO of Liberis

News

Get To Know Liberis: Treating Customers Fairly

25 April 2017
3 minute read

Nine months ago, I joined Liberis as Product Manager, and am now Head of Customer Value too! I was enticed by the prospect of looking after a really great product – the Business Cash Advance – and the opportunity to work in a smaller business where I could really make a difference.

consumers plan to use more independant businesses

News

8 out of 10 Consumers Plan to Use More Independant Businesses This Year

25 April 2017
3 minute read

Our recent survey of consumers’ attitudes towards small businesses has found 8 out of 10 consumers are planning to use more independent businesses this year; highlighting how SMEs are continuing to drive consumer spend.

tax tips guide

Managing your money

Liberis’ Guide to Small Business Taxes - Part Two: Tax Tips

24 April 2017
3 minute read

Obligation to paying small business taxes are dependent on the registered nature of your business, and the profits you make. Stay in the know this tax year with Liberis’ Tax Guide for Small Businesses.

tax tips guide

Managing your money

Liberis’ Guide to Small Business Taxes - Part One: Understanding Your Taxes

24 April 2017
6 minute read

Marking the beginning of the new tax year, the 6th April 2017 brings about a number of government changes to UK tax laws. These may have an impact on the taxes you’re used to paying as a small business owner, so it’s important that you’re aware of the updates and how to keep on top of them all.

small business of the month

News

Small Business Of The Month: The Bullfinch Brewery, London

20 April 2017
1 minute read

The Bullfinch Brewery is a local brewery and tap room run by Ryan Mclean, his wife Carly and their dog Dexter.

vape shops

News

Emerging Trends On The UK High-Street: Vape Shops

19 April 2017
4 minute read

The phenomenal success of online retailers and the customer experience they offer, has undoubtedly had a huge impact on the UK high street. It’s become common to see shops and outlets come and go, and high streets are now an ever-changing landscape, instead of the stable long term family run businesses of the past.

blogging for small businesses

Attracting customers

Get Started: Blogging for Small Businesses

07 April 2017
4 minute read

Blogging can be a very effective method of increasing awareness and credibility for your business. Research has found that companies with blogs receive 55% more website visits than those without, and generate 67% more customer leads too. 

convenience store

Attracting customers

How Convenience Stores Can Stock To Customer Demand

05 April 2017
4 minute read

With supermarket chains such as Tesco and Sainsbury’s revealing that they now have more convenience stores than supermarkets, independent convenience stores are feeling the pressure in the high-street more than ever. Here are a few tips to make sure your customers can always find what they need...

small business online representation

Growing your business

How Do Small Businesses Represent Themselves Online?

03 April 2017
2 minute read

From increasing brand awareness and sales, to targeting your audience and gaining a competitive advantage, the internet boasts a world of opportunity for small businesses. We spoke to over 100 small business owners to find out just how they're keeping up with digital trends and making the most of their online platforms. Read on to see our findings.

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