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How UK Business Buddy adds value to your custom

UK Business Buddy brings a new era of card payment solutions – not only do we guarantee impressive card transaction costs, but we add value to that too… We are passionate about helping independent businesses and are here to help you save, not spend and we wanted to show you how else we can help […]

What’s stopping you changing card payments provider?

It’s not often you do a comparison of house or car insurance, utility bills or personal banking service charges, but we reckon it’s even less common for the owners of independent businesses to make comparisons of their business banking and particularly, customer card payment charges. So if there’s potential for you to save money by […]

Business Banter – 6 quick tips on setting goals for focus and knowing when to say ‘no’

‘As a new business owner and sole trader, goal setting was the last thing on my mind. That sounds odd, but 2020 was an eventful year that included redundancy, losing a furloughed job, losing many hours from my new job and accidentally creating a marketing business of my own. By the time January came around […]

A brief overview of (and good riddance to) 2020

Are we the only ones who are feeling a little bit sorry for the year 2020? Yes, it’s been the worst ever, and we’re not going to dwell on the hardships we’ve come across in our customer’s stories, our own business and our private lives. No, we want to remember that it’s been an incredible […]

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 […]

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