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  • UK fintech beginning to take market share December 15, 2017
    Ogury, the mobile data platform, today released its Mobile Banking Study 2017 – an analysis of over 1,265,000 mobile users active during July – September 2017 in the US, UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain. The study reveals that UK fintechs are increasing their market share amongst mobile banking users, with 8.8 per cent having […]
    Owen Gough
  • Piggyback content: top tips for small businesses to get it right December 15, 2017
    Piggybacking is an old staple in a content marketer’s toolkit. I’m sure most of us can think of some truly inspired, ingenious and downright hilarious examples of brands tying their names to events, popular culture or trends to piggyback on their popularity. When a brand gets it right, it can work brilliantly, showing your business […]
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  • How do your customers feel about data sharing? December 15, 2017
    The UK population can be grouped into four distinct categories when it comes to their attitudes towards to sharing their data with organisations. Experian’s comprehensive new study has identified four distinct groups of people; ‘the unaware’, ‘the acceptor’, ‘the cautious’ and ‘the incognito’ – demonstrating that there are varying levels of trust and engagement with […]
    Owen Gough
  • Missing Christmas day a reality for SME owners December 15, 2017
    A quarter (24 per cent) of small business owners in the UK will miss Christmas celebrations this year, due to business and work load commitments. This is according to new research from Ultimate Finance which shines a spotlight on the personal strains that British SMEs are under. Nearly a quarter of UK small business owners […]
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  • More than four in ten shoppers still faced with SME card surcharges December 15, 2017
    A month away from the UK ban on card payment surcharges (January 13, 2018), many small businesses and retailers are yet to drop a card processing surcharge, according to new research from card machine provider Paymentsense. Although the ban was widely announced over the summer, the study of over 1,000 consumers reveals that, nationally, 42 […]
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  • Starting out as an SME: what you need to know December 14, 2017
    Starting a new business is exciting. It’s also very hard and many young businesses fail; in Europe around one in three very small businesses die before their second birthday. However, this also means that at least two thirds make it through the tough early years and beyond – so what does it take to succeed? […]
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  • Getting the most out of your temporary hires December 14, 2017
    Whether you’re in retail, hospitality, tourism, or one of the many other industries that find their golden months in the hectic festive season, you’ll almost certainly find yourself snowed under (pun intended) as the final weeks of 2017 approach. Chances are, you’ve already decided to get some additional help in the form of temporary staff. […]
    Owen Gough
  • How to create a strong personality for your new business December 14, 2017
    There are so many things to do first when you start a new business: set up a bank account, choose your accountant, decide how long you can survive before paying yourself what you think you’re worth, choosing a business name, registering the business as a sole trader or a limited company, telling your friends and […]
    Owen Gough
  • Want to attract millennials to your small business? Here’s how… December 14, 2017
    Despite their reputation, ‘millennials’ are fast becoming the most sought-after workers in today’s job market, and I’m really not surprised. The vast majority of Generation Y that I’ve encountered in the workplace have been hard working, likeable, multitasking technology ninjas. Oh, and they know how to work the coffee machine too. I still can’t persuade […]
    Owen Gough
  • Four ways merchants can keep up with Christmas card payments December 14, 2017
    It’s no secret the Christmas shopping season is the most hectic time of year for consumers and retailers – and 2017 has been busier than ever for SMEs. Last year, the average household spent £810 on gifts, food, drink, decorations, and travel during the Christmas shopping period, according to the Centre for Retail Research (CRR). […]
    Owen Gough