Growing your business

A Small Business Guide: How To Survive Blue Monday

17 January 2020
2 minute read

Mondays can be difficult at the best of times but with Blue Monday just around the corner, business owners need to brace themselves. Statistics show that 40% of workers believe that winter has a negative impact on their mental wellbeing and 34% think that the colder weather impacts their productivity. With this in mind, here are a few tips on how your business can survive Blue Monday...

Growing your business

How To Get Your Business Involved in Veganuary

13 January 2020
4 minute read

It’s January 2020! New year, new decade, new you, and a whole load of new opportunities to make bank for your small business. And what better way to start the year than with a sustainable, healthy and ethically sound method of approach to sales and business etiquette. That’s right, we’re talking Veganuary! A time of reflection, a time of perception and a time to really think about your business's impact on the environment.  

Accessing finance

Everything You Need to Know About GoCardless

02 January 2020
3 minute read

These days, technology is everywhere. And as it advances, we are seeing more and more intelligent solutions for businesses, helping to cut down resources and simplify processes. With this in mind, we’re going to take a look at GoCardless – an online tool that enables businesses to collect recurring payments from their customers around the world into a single bank account.

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Preparing Your Small Business for the New Year

23 December 2019
3 minute read

The holidays are often the busiest time of the year and with the added  pressure of finishing everything up by December 31st, it’s not unusual to  forget to look back on all you’ve achieved over the year and how to  better yourself and your business for the next.

Accessing finance

Five Types of Loans for Sole Traders

16 December 2019
3 minute read

As a sole trader, it’s more than likely that you’ll need to take out a loan at some point. However, this prospect can be daunting and you may assume that there are only limited options available to you. But nowadays there are several different ways that you can get funding. The key here is making sure you do your research so that you can find a lender that suits your background and circumstances.

 

Growing your business

Card Payment Machines for Small Businesses

09 December 2019
3 minute read

Card payment machines have revolutionised the financial disposition of the UK. Whether to increase accessibility, ease of payment, or to reduce carbon emissions - it’s all in the use of cashless payment systems, and it’s all for the betterment of your business!

Planning the Perfect Christmas Party for Your Employees

02 December 2019
4 minute read

Organising a Christmas party can prove stressful, especially when you’re trying to cater for everyone. Whether you’re planning a huge event or a more intimate affair, we have a few tips to help get you started:
 

Five Ways to Enhance Customer Satisfaction

25 November 2019
4 minute read

Consumers nowadays have a multitude of avenues to take when deciding upon products or services to purchase. With the advent of the internet and the propagation of social media, it’s become easy for budding buyers to search, research and locate the best businesses to fulfill their needs. Making each and every sale a personalised experience for that particular customer.

Growing your business

How to Buy More Environmentally Friendly Stock and Produce

18 November 2019
4 minute read

As we all become increasingly aware of environmental changes, we’ve seen both businesses and consumers taking small steps towards a more sustainable future. Now, more than ever, business owners need to keep up with their competitors and adapt to the demand of more environmentally conscious consumers. 

Growing your business

Christmas Markets and Pop-ups for your Business

11 November 2019
3 minute read

November has come and with it, the run up to Christmas. As the year's most profitable and downright, competitive calendar event, it's a great time for SMEs to create festive pop-up stalls in order to benefit from the season's surplus customers and sales opportunities.

festive season

Growing your business

Preparing Your Small Business for the Winter Season

04 November 2019
3 minute read

It could be said that winter is the most magical time of year, but for a lot of business owners, this is often when they feel the most pressure. However, with a little careful planning you can make sure that your small business runs smoothly throughout the winter months and avoid any seasonal disasters!

Attracting customers

How to Capitalise on the Halloween Market

28 October 2019
4 minute read

Dark clouds are looming, cold winds are blowing... Something wicked this way comes. October has returned, and with it, the spooky season. Yes, we’re on the cusp of Halloween, a merchant’s dream for all those who deal in confectionary, costumes and pumpkin farming to name just a few.

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