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Why spending £45 with UK Business Buddy costs you less than £19 elsewhere

Have you been surprised by the price of our card payment terminals? UK Business Buddy conducts cost comparisons on your customer card payment charges to the bank and when we do this, the first thing we’ll ask you for is a full merchant statement. We’d like to explain why our monthly terminal fees are often […]

A case study on saving on card payment terminal costs

The customer: Eve and Adam Beauty Clinic, St Albans The concern: Card payment terminal contract costs The solution: Set-up of new payment provider, installation of new card terminals and cancellation of existing contract The outcome: 30% savings on costs, equalling £6,000 Eve and Adam Beauty Clinic, St Albans Sally Shepherd, owner of Eve and Adam […]

5 easy ways independent businesses can reduce costs

Hands up if you find it easy running a new business or an old one, even?! No? We thought as much… We’re not going to try and wave a magic wand to suddenly reduce your costs and save you money, but we do hope that the tips in this blog go some way to inspiring […]

Business Banter – 5 helpful tips for blogging about your independent business (or, it’s not all about you!)

Our guest blog for Independent Oxford, showing our support for our fellow members. Enjoy, and let us know how you like the tips… “Your persona is the basis for everything you create. Writing for yourself won’t always resonate with your intended audience. If you, instead, speak your persona’s pains, challenges, and goals and they feel […]

Buddy-up with UK Business Buddy and smile all the way to the bank

Business finance and card payment solutions are really boring… According to UK Business Buddy founder and self-titled Chief Provider of Smiles, Nic Rutherford, ‘If you tell people that’s what you do in a networking meeting you can practically see their eyes glaze over. It’s not until you tell them that we can help achieve savings […]

Is selling online a must now?

Reading some of the headlines of late, it seems those retailers with a lower cost offering; TK Maxx and Argos for example and those with a strong online presence (Argos again!) have seen a real boost in their sales during the pandemic. This begs the question – is being able to sell online an absolute […]

A chat with Jane Scotchbrook at The Oxford Artisan Distillery…

At the top of Trip Advisor’s list of ‘Things to Do in Oxfordshire’, The Oxford Artisan Distillery, or TOAD as it’s affectionately known is a totally unique gin, vodka and rye spirit gold-mine. (Exclusive… The first true TOAD whisky is being launched this December)! Hilary met Jane Scotchbrook (sales and events) of TOAD, at the […]

6 ways to give your restaurant a boost

 ‘He who is too busy doing good, finds no time to be good.’ Rabindranath Tagore Following this year’s blow to the hospitality sector and night-time industry, the team at UK Business Buddy would like to invite you to think a little bit differently about how to give your restaurant or café a boost… These 6 […]

£1,000 to end your card payment contract – This is Christmas!

Since 2020 has been the toughest year on record for the hospitality sector, UK Business Buddy want to do our best to help you get through the festive period. As an early Christmas promotion of our card payment solutions and complementary card payment terminals, until December 31st 2020 we are offering independent hospitality venues and […]

All the retailers, who’re independent, put your hands up…

UK Business Buddy have been members of Independent Oxford, the one-stop guide to Oxford’s indie businesses, for over two years now. Their vision is to create real social change by showing the value of buying local. ‘We’re really passionate about encouraging people to invest in their local economy and community, and I think more than […]