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Friday, 15 December 2023

What is a Bacs payment? An easy-to-understand guide for businesses

Transferring money between banks has never been easier in recent years thanks to digital payment methods, meaning you can send money to anyone, anywhere in the world, with the click of a button. But when a business sends money, the stakes are a little bit higher, especially when you’re sending large sums of money.

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Monday, 27 November 2023

What is a CHAPS payment? A simple guide for businesses

In the fast-paced world of business, your company needs to be able to make quick, efficient and high-value payments as swiftly as possible. This is where the CHAPS transfer method steps in, offering a robust solution for those critical, larger-sum transactions.  But what exactly is a CHAPS transfer, and is this payment option something that all businesses should consider using? We’ll deep dive into everything you need to know about CHAPS payments.

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Festive Season

Friday, 17 November 2023

How to prepare your business for Christmas: 5 tips for the festive period

The festive season is creeping up on us – it’ll be here before we know it. As well as being an important commercial event and a cultural holiday, Christmas requires plenty of preparation. For many businesses, performance over the festive season can determine whether they make a profit that year. As the retail landscape grows more competitive, it’s crucial to get it right and plan your festive strategy sooner rather than later.

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Monday, 13 November 2023

Black Friday: 7 Ways Small Businesses Can Prepare for Success

Although Black Friday initially has its roots across the pond in America to mark the Friday after Thanksgiving, the occasion has gone global and has fast become a huge shopping day here in the UK too. In recent years, Black Friday has also spurred the creation of ‘Cyber Monday’ and ‘Cyber Weekend’ – where e-commerce businesses can cash in by offering huge savings and discounts online across a three-day period, creating a weekend retail phenomenon. Research has found that over half of UK adults (51%) plan to shop over the Black Friday weekend, with total Black Friday sales in 2022 reaching an estimated £12.3 billion.

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Friday, 08 September 2023

What are business assets? A simple guide for businesses

Whether you realise it or not, every business needs assets to operate. And when you’re starting a business, one of the most important decisions you can make is what assets your company should hold. But, getting your head around the different types of assets and how to account for them can be difficult. Find out more about the specifics around business assets — including their various forms — and how valuable they really can be to small businesses.

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Monday, 04 September 2023

How to get followers on your small business Instagram account

Instagram might not be the biggest social network, but it’s one of the best for businesses and boasts some pretty impressive statistics: On top of all that, research suggests Instagram is the best social network for building customer engagement and loyalty.

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Monday, 04 September 2023

What is SEO and how can it help your business?

Search engines have become man’s best friend and something most people rely on day in, day out. While there are loads to choose from though, the main ones, of course, are Yahoo, Bing, and Google - aka the giant.  The stats show Google is used to search a staggering 63,000 times per second, equating to over 2 trillion searches per year. Wow. 

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Blogging Benefits

Monday, 04 September 2023

The benefits of blogging for your online business

You’ve probably heard the word ‘blogging’ bandied around the online marketing arena more times than you can shake a stick at, but might be wondering what it’s all about and whether it’s something your business should be doing. The short answer is, yes.  Technology and consumer demands are constantly evolving and businesses need to keep up to engage and communicate with customers. According to a recent report, 80% of businesses incorporate blogging into their marketing efforts and acquire customers as a consequence, in fact, 82% agree it’s critical to their success. 

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Advertise Online

Monday, 04 September 2023

5 tricks to successfully selling online

In recent years the growth of online sales has been astronomical, in fact, the stats show in 2019 £1 of every £5 spent in the UK was spent online. What does that add up to? It’s pretty safe to assume then that business owners who operate online want a piece of the action, so we’re here to help. Whether you’re an online-only operation or you’ve got your finger in multiple pies, read on to discover our five top tips for successfully selling online. 

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