Aug 2018

How to Manage Your Cash Flow Well During the Winter Months

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Winter can be a very profitable time of year for many businesses. Garden centres can start preparing for people buying Christmas trees and festive decorations, while fashion retailers swap their summer stock for coats and knitwear. The key to success is to be prepared and plan in advance, not only will this help you organise …

Jul 2018

6 Ways to Reinvest in Your Business

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Healthy cash flow can provide security and peace of mind. It’s also an ideal opportunity to invest funds into your business, experiment with marketing, or buy new equipment. Even if your annual budget has only modestly increased, here are 6 innovative ways to invest in your small business. Outsource tasks that eat into your time …

Jul 2018

Team Capify Start Training for the Manchester Half Marathon

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Two teams of Capify colleagues are warming up to run the Manchester Half Marathon later this year on 14th October. 16 staff members have signed up, dividing themselves into two teams supporting their own charities. Team Macmillan have raised £450 so far for Macmillan Cancer Support, who help people diagnosed with cancer, as well as …

Jul 2018

10 Ways for Small Businesses to Cleverly Manage Cash Flow

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Many business owners notice money drifting out of their accounts far too easily which can make it difficult to maintain a healthy cash flow. Keep your business bank balance looking good with these 10 clever tips. Learn from history When you’re forecasting, historical revenue data is extremely valuable. If you’re new to business and only have …

Jul 2018

The Top 5 Cash Flow Worries for British Businesses

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Cash flow management can affect every aspect of a business’ growth, from its ability to hire new staff to servicing more customers and clients.

Reassuringly, you’re far from alone. Businesses of every size are dealing with late payments and the roadblocks they produce. Here are the 5 biggest cash flow concerns for British businesses.

Jun 2018

The CO2 Crisis: How Will Your Business Be Affected?

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A CO2 crisis is upon us! The gas, which is used to make drinks bubble and fizz is also needed to improve the shelf life of many much loved foods. Due to the short supply, pub, bar and restaurant owners across the UK are fearing they could lose business if there isn’t a quick solution. …

Jun 2018

New Stats Reveal Card Payments Have Overtaken Cash

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For the first time ever, new stats have shown that in 2017 more card payments were made in Britain compared to cash. Last year, 13.1 billion transactions were with old fashioned coins and notes, whereas 13.2 billion were made with debit cards. Cash is now the second most common payment method in Britain. The survey, conducted …

Jun 2018

How Small Businesses can Develop a Consistent Brand Identity on a Budget

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A business’ brand is how it presents itself to its customers, and the people who are yet to become customers. It has to be consistent, tell a story, and show a clearly defined personality. Even the smallest retailer, bar, restaurant, or salon, can develop a brand personality. The first step is knowing who you are and what …

Jun 2018

How Small Retailers Can Embrace ‘Predictive Shopping’ on a Budget

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Predictive shopping is one of retail’s newest technological developments, using artificial intelligence to predict what customers will want to buy and buy again. Rather than leaving customers entirely to their own devices, predictive shopping aims to make suggestions and lead customers down a particular buying journey. One of the first retailers to really embrace this …

Jun 2018

Why attending exhibitions and trade shows can give your business a boost

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Whether you’re exhibiting or attending, trade shows can be a huge opportunity for growth and learning. The costs can be relatively high, depending on how far you travel and how big your booth, but the benefits can be huge. Be the first to see industry innovations Trade shows are usually where new products and technologies …