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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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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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Monday, 10 January 2022

Choosing a location for your small business

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.

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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. 

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Tuesday, 16 November 2021

Benefits of a pop-up shop

Pop-up shops are a nifty way for businesses that are looking to get into physical retail to test the waters before taking the leap, but they also offer a whole heap of benefits to businesses of all shapes and sizes. In this article, we’ll cover the ins and outs of pop-up shops, including what they’re all about, who can open one, the benefits pop-up shops can offer, and how to get started.

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Friday, 12 November 2021

How to monitor staff performance

Employees are one of the most valuable assets a business has. Hiring additional staff members signals your business is growing and you alone can no longer shoulder the workload, so your employees are essentially there to help your business continue to thrive. That said, expanding your workforce doesn’t come cheap so you want to be sure your staff are performing to a high standard, right? But how?

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