your business opening hours

Attracting customers

A Complete Guide To Your Business' Opening Hours

01 February 2018
4 minute read

There are many factors that make up the running of a successful business; and the question of opening hours can often leave business owners stumped. So with this in mind, we’ve put together some important factors for you to consider...

managing cashflow

Managing your money

Get Started: Managing Cash Flow for Your Business

25 January 2018
3 minutes read

Did you know that a huge 82% of businesses that fail do so because of cash flow problems? Find our top tips on managing yours from the start to ensure a healthy cashflow.


High-Street Survey: The Perks + Pressures Of The Trade

24 January 2018
3 minute read

2017 was been quite a year for high-street businesses, with the general election, developing Brexit negotiations, and the ever-continuous evolution of consumer behaviour. With this in mind, we were keen to speak to the business owners at the heart of it all and find out what they think about their position in trade. So, as the year drew to a close we surveyed over 350 high street business owners with a physical presence to identify the perks and pressures of the high-street.

Accessing Finance

Accessing finance

When Does Your Business Need Funding?

23 January 2018
3 minute read

Whether it’s a planned expense such as refurbishment or purchasing stock, or the need to fix an unexpected issue; running a small business, you’ll know that these scenarios - and their demand for financial support - are often just around the corner. And when they arise, you want to know that you’re making the right choices both in terms of timing and funding.


Liberis 2017 In Review

17 January 2018
3 minute read

2017 saw us embark on new partnerships with SagePay and JustEat, launch our own customer portal myLiberis, and turn 10 years old! Not to mention, we've funded more small UK businesses than ever before. We've learnt a lot in the last year, and we can't wait for what 2018 will bring.

measuring online performance

Growing your business

How To Measure Your Online And Website Performance

16 January 2018
4 minute read

Most businesses these days will be well aware that in order to survive - and succeed - they need to maintain a positive online presence. Without it, they could be missing out huge opportunities.

Growing your business

Industry Insight: Beauty and Hair Trends

09 January 2018
4 minute read

As the health and beauty industry prepares for another year ahead, they’ll be looking at forecasted trends and industry insights to help give their salon a boost; looking to stand out amongst the 40,000 hairdressing and beauty businesses in the UK with innovative ideas.

branding for small businesses

Growing your business

Get Started: Branding for Your Small Business

18 December 2017
4 minute read

Your brand is what makes your business distinctive and recognisable, showing off the character of your business, and creating an identity which has a relationship with your customers. Read on to find out how to get started with branding.

small business of the month


Small Business Of The Month: Sauce Shop, Nottingham

08 December 2017
1 minute read

Our final Small Business of the Month goes to the flavourful Sauce Shop, Nottingham as nominated by Tim Greveson, our Technology Portfolio Manager.

shop small this christmas


12 Ways To Shop Small This Christmas

06 December 2017
2 minute read

For many, Christmas shopping is carried out online or at shopping centres in an attempt to make the experience as stress-free as possible. But whilst convenience is key to consumers, giving your cash to bigger organisations means you miss out on supporting small businesses and their local community.

how to be a good manager

Growing your business

How to be a Good Manager

05 December 2017
4 minute read

While not everyone sets out to be a boss, some have had aspirations to manage people right from the very start of their working life. Either way, when it comes down to it, it’s not an easy task.

small business survival guide

Growing your business

Small Business Survival Guide: How To Make It Through The Festive Season

23 November 2017
4 minute read

The festive season is a time to celebrate and enjoy the the boost in holiday sales, but the rush of business isn’t without pressures too. That’s why it’s important that businesses make the most of this window of opportunity by planning effectively.

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