Tuesday, 31 January 2023
It’s the start of a new year and while we might have only just gotten around to taking our Christmas lights down, this means the marmite of annual celebrations is just around the corner: Valentine’s Day. Of course, it’s not for everyone. In fact, in a recent poll, 52% of respondents had no intention of spending money on cards or gifts for February 14th.
Monday, 23 January 2023
Designing a website is no easy task. In addition to ensuring that your site looks great and functions properly, you also need to make sure that it provides a user-friendly experience (UX) for your visitors. What is user experience design? How can you improve your website's UX? Read on to find out. User experience (UX) design is the process of designing websites, apps, or other digital products with the user's needs and preferences in mind. The goal of UX design is to create a product that is not only visually appealing and easy to use, but also provides a positive and enjoyable user experience. After all, you want them to be able to find what they're looking for quickly and as easily as possible.
Wednesday, 04 January 2023
More and more customers are using card machines when making purchases at small businesses. This shift is largely due to the growing popularity of card payment usage by customers in general, as well as the convenience and security offered by cards. In this article, we'll take a look at some of the factors driving this trend and what small business owners could do to stay ahead of the curve.
Wednesday, 28 December 2022
Crowdfunding is a way of financing a project or venture by raising money from a large number of people, typically through the internet. Crowdfunding usually involves crowdfunding platforms such as Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Crowdcube and Fundable (we'll cover those in a bit). Crowdfunding has become popular in recent years as a way for small business owners to finance their projects and products. It can be an effective way to raise money quickly, and often with little hassle. However, crowdfunding is not without its risks, so it's important to do your research before embarking on a crowdfunding campaign.
Thursday, 15 December 2022
As you'll know, running a small business places plenty of demands on those in charge, and if there's one thing we all want, it's a smooth payment process once our customers get to the till. Recently, however, you might have noticed an uptick in the number of times your customers have been asked to enter their PIN at checkout.
Tuesday, 15 November 2022
Life as a small business owner can be go, go, go, leaving some with little time to devote to meticulous planning on a regular basis. At takepayments, we’re here to help, with our five must know and easy to implement budgeting tips for small businesses, plus some handy hints for you to have in your arsenal both now, and in the future.
Friday, 11 November 2022
Holidays are coming… But is your pub or restaurant ready for them?
Wednesday, 26 October 2022
It's time to start planning your Christmas promotions in time for the holiday season in order to help ensure it’s the most successful one yet. A properly thought out promotion could help you bring in the big bucks - more customers, more sales, more money in your back pocket - but how do you get it just right?
Thursday, 01 September 2022
UK Finance, an industry body for financial and banking sectors, has released their latest report on the state of payments and consumer behaviour — Payments Market Findings 2022 — and it contains plenty of interesting reading for small business owners up and down the land. It's a hefty report but don't worry, we've gone through the entire thing and distilled the most important information for our SME professionals. Let's take a look at what you need to know...