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Risk Matrix

At SimplyPayMe, we understand how important it is to simplify processes so our customers can get keep up with customer demands. And that is especially important when tackling things that involve complicated regulatory requirements Recently one of our partners, HANDS HQ, the UK’s most-trusted risk assessment and method statement software, released an ebook that set […]

How SmartTrade App is preparing for GDPR

Here at SmartTrade we understand the importance of security and staying up to date with our compliance responsibilities in order to best protect all the businesses around the UK using SmartTrade to run their business. Our CFO and Data Protection Officer, Angela Swift, has put together a short summary of what GDPR is and how […]

What Customers Want from YOU

Your product is top-notch. We know it, you know it, everyone knows it. Gaining a loyal customer base, however, is about more than just a great product. It’s time to face the truth that your business is only as good as your customers think it is. If until now you didn’t take a close look […]

Ever turned down a job due to lack of equipment?

It’s certainly not an uncommon phenomenon that smaller businesses often get the short end of the stick simply because they don’t have the same equipment stash or liquidity as we see in the massive market players. SmartTrade App has been there in the world of payments processing, and the same is true in trade and […]

How Will EU’s Card Surcharge Ban Affect UK Small Businesses

Card payments are overtaking cash payments in the UK with card and contactless payments proving more popular than cash this year, making up 54% of total spending in 2016. The Payment Services Directive, called PSD2, coming into force by 2018, has made it illegal for businesses to charge extra for using a debit or credit […]

15 Secrets to Make Your Business Fly

SmartTrade’s First Webinar is Here We’re very pleased and excited to announce that SmartTrade’s first official webinar is finally here. Not to mention, at the time of writing, we only have one seat left to fill, which is above and beyond what we expected for our first one. Because of this we can assure you […]

Getting Paid in 2017

The staple way to get paid as a small business has been the same for ages – As a trade person, you do the work, write up an invoice, send it and wait for the money to come in. Or if you’re selling a product, the buyer pays you and can then walk away with […]

15 Minutes With A Growth Consultant

Since SmartTrade App’s beginnings, we’ve worked closely with our customers to help improve their efficiency and maximise their growth. We work with small business owners all over the UK, from Plumbers and Electricians to Beauticians and Chauffeurs. SmartTrade App was built to help manage our customers payments, invoicing, quotes and accounting. Small businesses can now […]

5 Ways to Boost Productivity

In the business world, it’s all about productivity: how much can you get done with limited time, resources, and mental energy? This is especially true for entrepreneurs and small business people, who often have to fill several roles in their organizations Taking a few focused steps to boost your productivity can go a long way […]

5 Tips for Startup Businesses

When you’re starting up a new small business, you need all the help you can get. Drawing on others’ experiences, strategies, and tips can be the difference in finding fast success or grinding it out for years before reaching your potential. That’s why we’ve collected these five tips for you — so you don’t have […]

The Essential Checklist for the Successful Entrepreneur

Starting a business, as we say all the time, is very rewarding. but it can also be really difficult. It’s especially tough to know what to do when you’re just getting started; where should you dedicate your time? What should you focus on? What do you really need to set yourself up for success? Answering […]

How to Make Your Business Truly Mobile

Almost any small business will benefit from added mobility—from beauticians to builders, from aestheticians to electricians, being able to take your business on the road will help you get more customers and serve them better, too. Even if you primarily do business from a single brick-and-mortar location, you’ll want to be at least somewhat mobile, […]