takepayments blog.

Igor Miske Jvsgcv8 Vb4 Unsplash (1)

Wednesday, 15 December 2021

How do I get links to my website?

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.

Read more
Credit And Debit Cards

Monday, 29 November 2021

What is a VAT number?

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. 

Read more
Jacques Dillies Jcav1covvoc Unsplash (1)

Friday, 19 November 2021

Staffing and supply shortages: How is the crisis affecting small business owners?

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. 

Read more
Takepayments Barclaycard