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Tuesday, 19 April 2022

How to educate staff on your products

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. 

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Friday, 11 March 2022

Does my website need a privacy policy?

If you're just taking your business online, you'll no doubt have a list of to-dos as long as your arm. One item than can easily be overlooked is the addition of a privacy policy to your website — though vitally important following the introduction of GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) throughout Europe (and more recently, UK GDPR, which is explained further down). With these regulations being relatively new, it's easy — especially for startups and small-business owners — to overlook the importance of a coherent privacy policy.

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Friday, 25 February 2022

How to get customer feedback

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.

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Thursday, 10 February 2022

What could an SME learn from American Football?

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.

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Tuesday, 01 February 2022

3 tips to help your retail business get ready for Mother's Day

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.

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Wednesday, 19 January 2022

Registering your business address

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.

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