Summer is here . . . sort of. Amidst the irregular rainfall, the smell of fresh cut grass and the return of everyone’s sniffly companion, hay fever, the sun is out! And hopefully it’s here to stay for the next few months.
For many industries - particularly those in the hospitality, health and beauty and restaurant sector - bookings are essential to keep business thriving. And with consumers increasingly looking for on-demand seamless experiences, online booking has never been more important. On top of this, we are also seeing the rise of mobile usage as consumers want to book services quickly and at their own convenience.
Sports and beer go hand in hand. Whether it’s the Champion’s League final or simply the away game you couldn’t take the time off work to attend, pubs and bars are lucrative for showing the latest in games, racing and televised events from across the globe. And offering that all important atmosphere.
Whether it’s your first time filling out your tax return or whether you simply want to get better at managing the process, we’ve put together a few tips to help you out.
Don't shy away from online tools! Embrace them, share them, and make sure to integrate them within your company’s brand awareness and customer service strategy. To help you get started, this week we’ve explored just a few of our favourite online review platforms:
2018 was the year shops, both big and small, made a conscious effort to overhaul the way heir establishments were presented. In the same year, Liberis provided UK businesses with a whopping £19 million to give their premises a new look and feel - making up 20% of all Liberis' funding last year for refurbishment.
Although many business will default to a bank loan, this option is not always easy and accessible for younger businesses. Fortunately, there are lot more funding options available these days which is great news for you as a business owner. However, it is important to consider all of your options carefully and go for funding that is best suited to your individual business needs. With this in mind, we’ve put together a list of funding options to help get you started:
Time to Change is not only a charity, but a growing social movement working to change the way people think and act about mental health. Working to achieve their goal and share their vision, one of the initiatives that the organisation has introduced is the Time to Change Employer’s Pledge which they are encouraging employers to sign as a signal to their employees, customers and the public that they are also committed to challenging thinking around mental wellbeing. Liberis is one of 900 employers across England that have signed this pledge!
It’s a popular myth that the festive break will leave your employees feeling rested and ready for the year ahead. In fact, statistics show that 60% of employees feel the want to leave their jobs at the start of January. So, what can team leaders do to make their employees employment all the more enticing and fathomable, even when all seems drab and uninspiring?
With the mad rush of the festive season over, there’s not a minute to waste as business owners are straight back to it. The new year is a great time for business owners to really hit the ground running and implement some resolutions – whether that involves being more organised or learning from last year’s mistakes!
Growing your business
As the year comes to a close, budding entrepreneurs and business owners alike should take time to reflect on the past year of business – to review their successes, failures and effectively plan for the year ahead.
2018, what a year it’s been. And we couldn’t be prouder to have spent it doing what we do best: funding more small businesses than ever before! Check out our infographic below for a full lookback on the growth of our customers, products and impact on the economy this year!