Monthly Archives: April 2014

Alternatives to discounts for small businesses

As a small business, it can be tempting to offer customers discounts to incentivise purchasing, especially if you’re a new to the market and need to get some awareness of your brand. However, this can be costly, customers may come … Continue reading

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What point of sale systems are ideal for pop up shops?

When setting up shop, one of the most important pieces of equipment you’ll need to get is a system which lets you take cash and card payments. You can opt for having a traditional till and simply not accept card … Continue reading

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How to stay on top of the technology game

After the reports that Microsoft has stopped support for Windows XP it has left many small business owners with questions on how to make sure they stay up to date with technology. Around a third of computers use Windows XP … Continue reading

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To bag or not to bag? Should you provide carrier bags for customers?

If you’re opening your own shop then the question of whether you should provide your customers with shopping bags for their purchases can be a tricky one to get right.   Some places will require you to charge for the … Continue reading

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