Our recent survey of consumers’ attitudes towards small businesses has found 8 out of 10 consumers are planning to use more independent businesses this year; highlighting how SMEs are continuing to drive consumer spend.
This month we've been talking to small business owners about how they approach representing their businesses online. We surveyed over 100 of them, and have combined our key findings in this graphic.
We live in an increasingly digital world, with now more than 45 million internet users in the UK alone. This creates a wealth of oppurtunity for small businesses to promote themselves online - find out just how they're doing it, and how to improve with Liberis' top recommendations on enhancing your business' digital footprint.
55% of small business owners declare that they have been unsuccessful when applying for new loans, so where are they turning to instead? Liberis take a look the findings from the British Business Bank Investment's recent alternative finance report.
This is a big challenge facing dentists who wish to coax these reluctant customers through their doors and thereby grow their income. However, we’ve learned of a few ways that ambitious dental practices have encouraged fearful patients to register for the first time in years:
It seems Brexit may have sparked the urge to cut back in many small businesses according to the results of our recent survey of 200 UK SMEs. 58% of SME owners said that their main priority for the New Year was to reduce costs.
A lot has happened in the financial landscape this year, most recently as a result of the announcements in the 2016 Budget, the new National Living Wage and, of course, Brexit. With a great deal of change affecting small to medium businesses in these uncertain times, we wanted to know if – and how – SMEs are planning to invest in their businesses in 2016 and beyond.
Are you looking for some inspiration? We’ve rounded up 2014’s best TED talks to get small business owners motivated.
The good news for small business growth in the beauty industry is that consumers have recently turned away from big names to the independent salons.