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What Does Article 50 Mean For Small Businesses?

29 March 2017
5 minute read

It’s been nine months since Britain voted Leave and announced that, as a nation, we would begin taking steps to exit the European Union (EU).

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Attracting customers

How Retailers Can Use Seasonal Occasions To Boost Sales

20 March 2017
5 minute read

While the festive season is typically the most important time of year for retailers, data has shown that Mother’s Day and Easter are the most celebrated holidays after Christmas, which presents another golden opportunity to boost sales, target customers, and create memorable first impressions.

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Accessing finance

Growing Popularity in Alternative Finance for SMEs

16 March 2017
4 minute read

Last month, the UK Government owned, British Business Bank Investments (BBBI) published their 2016/2017 report on Small Business Finance Markets. The report expands on the results of their 2016 Business Finance Survey, conducted last November, that explored SME awareness of alternative finance and their previous experiences when looking to source business finance.

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Attracting customers

Get Started: Digital Marketing for Small Businesses

15 March 2017
6 minute read

Advertising is an important part of every business; but it can be tricky to know where you should be advertising, how you should be doing it, and when it's the right time to invest - particularly online. It can seem daunting to try advertising online especially without a big budget. Before you begin your advertising, you should consider...

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News

Small Business Of The Month: Tumble Tots, Nottingham

09 March 2017
2 minute read

This March, our Small Business of the Month is the Nottingham franchise of Tumble Tots – a nationwide brand organising fun developmental classes for children, held in locations across the UK.

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Growing your business

#BeBoldForChange and Be Inspired this International Women's Day

08 March 2017
5 minute read

Over the years, IWD has grown to mean many different things to different people, but the emphasis on equality and celebration never wavers; uniting global communities in commendation of the economic, political and social achievements of women.

Managing your money

5 Benefits of Using Card Payments for your Small Business

07 March 2017
4 minutes read

For many small businesses, card payments can still seem a long way off and there can be a reluctance to move away from the familiarity of cash. With risk of getting left behind, here are a few benefits that businesses should consider when introducing card payments.

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Growing your business

Crafting Your Small Business' Online Presence

03 March 2017
5 minute read

Having a strong online presence is critical as it is the most active and accessible way of representing you and your business. And with the right tailoring, your online identity can be a powerful marketing tool too

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Managing your money

Top 5 Invoicing Practices to get Your Customers to Pay On Time

28 February 2017
4 minutes read

Getting paid on time is crucial for businesses today. It only takes one late payment to disrupt your cash flow, particularly if you’re a small business that relies on getting paid each month to stay operational.

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Accessing finance

Small Business Credit Builder - Part 2: Improving Your Credit Score

22 February 2017
4 minute read

After learning how to understand your credit rating in Part One, in the second installment of our Business Credit Builder, Liberis tells you everything you need to know about improving your score; putting you in the best position possible when looking to develop your business.

Attracting customers

How to train up your restaurant staff to keep customers coming back

21 February 2017
3 minutes read

Rather than just an additional cost, training your restaurant staff should be considered as a real investment - building your reputation and reviving your business' energy. Many restaurants use a 'learning on the job' approach, but this can often leave staff feeling unsupported and unsure of how to address knowledge gaps. This can result in dissatisfaction and a higher turnover meaning more effort and time is spent on recruitment.

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Small Business of the Month: Amoret Speciality Coffee, London

17 February 2017
3 minutes read

Amoret is an independent coffee specialist tucked into the very heart of Hammersmith. Although occupying only a very small space, the Amoret team have successfully filled the little shop with energy, thoughtfulness, and an undeniable passion for coffee – earning them a runner up position in the Time Out Love Awards 2016.

 

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