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The festive season is upon us! Goodness knows we all deserve an extra sprinkling of Christmas cheer this December – including the nation’s small businesses, who are ready to keep our spirits up and our stockings stocked with their unique gifts. Here are 8 of our favourite independent retailers.
24 Nov 2021
Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales and marketing strategies don’t have to be expensive or complicated; paper flyers, sandwich boards, vouchers, loyalty offers, gift cards, writing on your shop window, and broadcasts can work well for high street businesses. It’s worth noting that many purchases made on the day or days surrounding Black Friday and Cyber Monday are impulsive, and it’s all about price; can you offer deals that competitors can’t?
23 Nov 2021
It’s not just consumers that can take advantage of Black Friday sales. Small to medium-sized businesses are in the perfect position to grab some bargains during the preceding week and on the day itself, and the offers might be more widely available than you think.
23 Nov 2021
How does your accountancy firm differentiate itself from the competition? Most firms agree that accounting services fall into three main levels: compliance, performance and advisory.
22 Nov 2021
With the energy price cap rising and gas prices at a record high, saving money on energy has risen to the top of the agenda for many UK firms. So how can SMEs reduce the amount of energy they use to save money, and is now the right time to switch energy suppliers?
19 Nov 2021
The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, otherwise known as COP26, took place at the SEC Centre in Glasgow between 31 October and 12 November 2021. The summit united parties with the ultimate aim of accelerating action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
12 Nov 2021
Merchant Cash Advances can be an excellent funding option for your business. Discover 7 benefits of an MCA for your business and how they work.
9 Nov 2021
With Black Friday and Cyber Monday fast approaching (and the Christmas period not far behind), you’re probably thinking about how much inventory you should be carrying right now. If you require additional funding for inventory you’ve come to the right place.
8 Nov 2021
It’s official: the Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS) has been extended until 30 June 2022, as announced in the Treasury’s Autumn Budget. Read on to find out what’s changed and how you could reduce the amount you pay by refinancing your business’ debt.
4 Nov 2021
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