Nov 2018

Small Business Saturday 2018: Why shoppers will be supporting their local high street

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Saturday 1st December marks the fifth annual Small Business Saturday. Small Business Saturday UK is a campaign which was created to encourage people to shop local. It takes place on the first Saturday of December each year, right in the middle of Christmas shopping season. Whether you’re new to shopping local, or you’re already loyal to …

Nov 2018

How to Balance Home and Business During the Festive Season

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The markets are now open and Christmas shopping is in full force, the festive season has officially begun. For business owners, particularly retailers, salon owners, and restaurateurs, this time of the year demands a careful balancing act between home and work. Even though you own a business, you have your own things to organise for Christmas, just …

Nov 2018

A Fantastic Fundraising Achievement

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Capify achieved something amazing in October, out of 54,670 pages on JustGiving, we were in the top 3% of fundraisers! We’re so proud that we’ve been able to make a positive difference to two amazing charities; Macmillan Cancer Support and the Alzheimer’s Society. Overall, our pages have raised over £4,000, and we’re still pushing for …

Nov 2018

How to Drive Positive Change in Your Small Business

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Whether you’ve been in business for 1 year or 20, you’ll always have plans to drive your business forward. It’s very difficult for business owners to do it all, but with the right balance of marketing, advertising, and customer service, you can continue to grow your business consistently for years to come. Choose your marketing …

Nov 2018

The Pre-Christmas Checklist for Small Businesses, Restaurants and Retailers

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A lot of people start to speak about Christmas at the beginning of November when festive ads hit the TV screens; business owners however, have been talking about it for a very long time already. In order for it to be a profitable, early preparation is vital. Leaving things to the last minute can cost more, …

Oct 2018

Planning: The Benefits

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Most small business owners have to wear different hats and keep swapping them – they’re a marketing professional for a couple of hours in the morning, then they turn to sales, before moving onto managing HR. All this juggling means you need to be as organised as possible to ensure success, but it’s easier said …

Oct 2018

The Ultimate Guide to Getting Your Small Business Ready for Christmas

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As a small business, you’ll be keen to make the festive season as profitable as possible. The key is to prepare early and adapt to the increased footfall. Here’s our ultimate guide to getting ready for Christmas 2018. Buying stock According to stats from Deloitte, 50% of us will have our Christmas shopping out of …

Oct 2018

Capify’s 10 Year Anniversary: A Message from the Founder and CEO

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Ten years ago, I had an idea to bring a new and innovative concept – merchant cash advances – from the US and into new international markets. But, back in 2008, the world was a very different place. People questioned why I’d launch an international alternative finance business in the midst of the worst global …