Tuesday, 19 April 2022
If you run a retail store, one of the most important things you can do is help your staff understand your product range inside out. Picture it: a potential customer comes to pay at your till and all of a sudden your shop assistant gets into an engaging conversation about what is in their shopping basket. You then find that the customer actually buys more because of the recommendations of a knowledgeable employee.
Friday, 11 March 2022
Friday, 25 February 2022
Customer feedback is one of the most important tools small businesses have at their disposal to stay ahead of the competition. Gathered and acted upon correctly, it can help you understand what your customers want, identify potential problems and build upon that knowledge to improve your offering going forward. However, in order to effectively use customer feedback, small businesses first need to understand what type of feedback is useful and how to go about asking for it.
Thursday, 10 February 2022
In 2022, the Superbowl takes place between the Los Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals in the sporting showpiece that will be watched all over the world. However, we know that a fair few of you won’t have watched this sport before. So you may be confused by some of the rules of what can be a complicated game to watch. However don’t fear, because this blog will give you the American Football basics and there are a few lessons business owners could learn from it.
Tuesday, 01 February 2022
With Spring finally in the air, that means Mother’s Day is around the corner. We've got three tips to get you thinking in the weeks running up to Mothering Sunday. Let's take a look at some Mother’s Day ideas that you can use right now.
Wednesday, 19 January 2022
Whether you’re making a go of turning your hobby into additional income or starting a new business in a brand-spanking new office space, you’ll need to register your business address as part of the process of registering your company in the UK. There’s a lot involved in starting a business from scratch and it can be both a super exciting and overwhelming time, but worry not, here at takepayments we’re on a mission to take the hassle out of business ownership, and in this guide, we’ll cover everything you need to know about registering your business address, including.
Monday, 10 January 2022
Starting your own business is such a busy and exciting time - there are loads of things to consider, some of which you might never have thought about before, but one of the most important elements to get right is your location. The spot you choose could play a huge role in whether your business is as successful as you hope or not and it can be tricky to know where to start.
Wednesday, 05 January 2022
If the last two years have taught us anything, it’s that no one can predict what the future holds. Cast your mind back to the end of 2019 and economic experts were discussing a ‘potential economic upheaval’ in 2020 and 2021 - no one could have foreseen the pandemic and its worldwide impact on the horizon. For small businesses, the future always holds a level of uncertainty, but with proper budgeting and planning, SMEs have proven they can weather any storm.
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.