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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 […]

Our community business…

As a quick overview of UK Business Buddy, our favourite saying is, ‘we’re here to save independent businesses money, not to line our own pockets with those savings, but so the business owner themselves can!’ To go slightly deeper, UK Business Buddy helps independent businesses save money in two main areas: Card payment solutions Business […]

Where to go for Covid-19 advice in the hospitality sector: Test and Trace law, financial support, business strategy and more

It’s been over six months since the start of lockdown, but we’ve been living and dealing with Covid-19 for a while longer and undoubtedly will be for some time to come. We wanted to make sure you had a central place to find guidance on the law, advice on getting you through the festive period […]

Choosing card payment machines: What’s the difference between a card terminal and a card reader?

When you start out in retail or hospitality, one of the first things to research is your customer card payment machines. Most business owners would start with the bank for advice and sourcing the hardware and merchant services, meaning you may not be offered as wide a choice as you could by other means. There […]

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