Wednesday, 29 December 2021
For small businesses, offering the right payment methods is what could turn window shoppers into paying customers, and that’s the aim of the game, right? In fact, as many as 87% of consumers would reportedly abandon a purchase if they thought the checkout process wasn’t up to scratch, so nailing yours is an absolute must.
Wednesday, 22 December 2021
We don’t need to tell you running a small business is an all-encompassing job, you live it and breathe it and no doubt are sometimes left feeling there just aren’t enough hours in the day. That said, business ownership is one of the most rewarding jobs out there, and we salute anyone who’s got the drive and passion to take the plunge and build a business from the ground up.
Wednesday, 15 December 2021
Working hard is in the DNA of small business owners, from marketing to accounts and inventory management to reporting, there’s always a hefty to-do list to work through. Some of the everyday activities involved in business ownership can be repetitive and time-consuming, but super important nonetheless, which is where automation can come into play.
Wednesday, 15 December 2021
When it comes to creating a killer website there are lots of factors to take into account, but one of the most important ones to get right is linking. Why? Because in 2021, links are the ‘currency of the web’. That’s because websites that have plenty of links are viewed as ‘authoritative’ and therefore rewarded with higher rankings by search engines, like Google. In a nutshell, link building is an essential part of your Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) efforts.
Monday, 29 November 2021
VAT is one of those things in life which affects us all day in and day out, and yet many of us are pretty clueless as to what it actually means. That is until we enter into the wonderful world of business and find ourselves expected to be au fait with a never-ending number of tongue-twisting acronyms. The mind boggles, but VAT registration, types of VAT, and how you invoice using it are all things you’ll want to scrub up on.
Friday, 19 November 2021
Over the past year supply chain issues and staff shortages have been making headlines with factors such as COVID 19 disruptions, the blockage of the Suez canal, and Brexit implications all being blamed as the perfect storm for what is being deemed as the staffing and supply crisis in the UK. To investigate how the supply chain issues and staff shortages are affecting small business owners up and down the country, we have surveyed 520 small business owners to reveal the implications that both the supply chain and staff shortages are having on their business and what they think can be done to help ensure small businesses get through another period of hardship.
Tuesday, 16 November 2021
Pop-up shops are a nifty way for businesses that are looking to get into physical retail to test the waters before taking the leap, but they also offer a whole heap of benefits to businesses of all shapes and sizes. In this article, we’ll cover the ins and outs of pop-up shops, including what they’re all about, who can open one, the benefits pop-up shops can offer, and how to get started.
Friday, 12 November 2021
Employees are one of the most valuable assets a business has. Hiring additional staff members signals your business is growing and you alone can no longer shoulder the workload, so your employees are essentially there to help your business continue to thrive. That said, expanding your workforce doesn’t come cheap so you want to be sure your staff are performing to a high standard, right? But how?
Tuesday, 09 November 2021
Whether you’re tired of the rat race and yearn to be your own boss or it’s an art, craft, making, or baking hobby you hope to turn into a money-making passion project, the prospect of being a self-starter is both exciting and daunting in equal measure. Dipping your toe in the water with a side hustle is a great place to start by maintaining your day job and the security it offers while simultaneously running a start-up on the side.