COVID-19: Business as (un)usual

COVID-19: How small businesses can support the community

23 April 2020
4 minute read

It is perhaps ironic that the one thing social distancing and COVID-19 has enabled is community cohesion in some truly inspiring ways. In this blog, we share our favourite examples of how businesses are supporting frontline workers, as well as some the most vulnerable people, and how you can use your small business skills to support your local community. 

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COVID-19: Business as (un)usual

COVID-19: How small businesses can keep up with the cashless economy

20 April 2020
3 minute read

We have been moving towards a cashless society for some time but the renewed concerns around the hygiene of using cash and the sharp increase in the number of retailers enforcing card-only payments could significantly accelerate this. It seems that cash is no longer king and for small businesses this means that digital payments can no longer be an option; they are essential.  

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COVID-19: Business as (un)usual

Mobile Marketing For Delivery & Takeaway Businesses During COVID-19

17 April 2020
4 minute read

In recent year, mobile marketing has become an important acquisition and retention tool, but it may have become more of a necessity in your promotion strategy now as a result of COVID-19 changes, most notably within the food delivery and takeaway services industry.  

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COVID-19: Essential information

COVID-19: The websites every small business should know about

16 April 2020
3 minute read

There is a lot of information out there to help businesses to weather the current storm. However, we know it can be difficult and time-consuming to find the best information for small businesses so in this blog post we have rounded up our top four small business resources. 

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COVID-19: Good news stories

COVID-19 Good News Story: Olby’s Soul Café

15 April 2020
3 minute read

Olby’s Soul Café first appeared on the scene in Margate two decades ago and over the years has evolved into what it is today – a family-run soul music café serving a Caribbean-inspired Sunday Roast, or as it’s more commonly known #bestroastonthecoast.

COVID-19: Business as (un)usual

COVID-19: Online Learning For Small Business Owners And Employees 

14 April 2020
5 minute read

 As many small businesses take their trade online and operate from the safety of their homes, you may find that you have additional time in your daily routine. Now could be a good time to upskill and further develop your knowledge on something you haven’t had the opportunity to before. We have put together an overview of several online learning platforms and the benefits they offer below to help you boost your business skills. 

COVID-19: Good news stories

COVID-19 Good News Story: The Neighbour’s Kitchen

09 April 2020
3 minute read

Today’s good news story comes from The Neighbour’s Kitchen – a not-for-profit project set up by Paul Hugill to provide daily nutritious meals to the most vulnerable community members. 

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COVID-19: Business as (un)usual

Taking care of your mind during a difficult time   

08 April 2020
4 minute read

COVID-19 and its impact globally can heighten feelings of distress and anxiety in all of us. Liberis recently conducted research that found 83% of business owners suffer from anxiety and 81% from sleepless nights as a direct result of worries over raising finance, so it’s important now more than ever to take some time out to focus on your mental health and wellbeing. We have put together some tips and advice on how you can do this.  

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COVID-19: Business as (un)usual

Convert Your Business Into A Food Delivery Service

08 April 2020
3 minute read

With the ever-changing environment that the world now faces as a result of COVID-19, businesses need to adapt quickly. If you are a business that serves food but have not yet explored the possibility of takeaway deliveries, there are three options that could help you and your business through this current time.

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COVID-19: Business as (un)usual

COVID-19: Digital Marketing Support & Ad Credits For Small And Medium Sized Businesses

07 April 2020
4 minute read

Since the UK Government has issued a stay-at-home order due to the COVID-19 outbreak, many brick and mortar businesses have turned to e-commerce to sell their goods and services online. To help keep these businesses afloat, global companies like Google and Facebook have stepped in to provide digital ad credits and support. 

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COVID-19: Business as (un)usual

Get Started: E-commerce for small businesses during COVID-19

07 April 2020
4 minute read

The internet was built for business and in this current time of uncertainty, trading online has now become more important than ever. Whether you’re starting from scratch, or thinking about the e-commerce add-ons that you can integrate with your existing business website, there are several points that you should consider when trading online. 

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COVID-19: Essential information

COVID-19: Government webinars - Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th April

06 April 2020
2 minute read

The Government will be hosting a webinar on on Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th to give small businesses the latest information on three major support schemes and how they can apply. 

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