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Start the Business You Dream About: Prevail Over Your Fears

Keep your business moving forward
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Written By: Katie Conroy

Start the Business You Dream About: Prevail Over Your Fears

Starting a business comes with its share of perks, such as being in charge of the company and your financial future. It comes with risks as well, which can be frightening. You, however, need to overcome those fears to reap the rewards. But how do you go about this? Here are some tips from UK Business Banking on how to get started.

Begin as a Side Hustle

If you currently don’t have the financial means to put all your eggs in one basket, work on your business as a side hustle. Continue working your current job, but use your free time to begin your company. This way, you still have stability with less risk and can see if entrepreneurship is a fit for you.

Take Advantage of Free Tools

When starting out, you will likely have limited resources and will need to stretch your funds as far as possible. This means you should use free software and apps whenever

possible. If you’re working with images and documents, for example, use a free online tool to turn your image into a PDF in lieu of purchasing dedicated software. This way, you can store your images in the cloud for free, as well as distribute them as you like.

Know Your Strengths and Weaknesses

Before you begin, take time to reflect on your strengths as well as your weaknesses. Hone in on your strengths as much as you can, and consider hiring help to handle the areas of business where you’re less proficient. For instance, if you’re not artistic, consider hiring a professional to develop your logo. If you’re not familiar with search engine optimization (SEO) and web design, hire a freelancer or company to assist.

Choose a Business Structure Early

When you start planning your business, select a business structure early. This affects how you operate your company. One option is a limited company. It limits your personal liability in case of a lawsuit, which can be a relief if you’re worried about losing your home if an issue arises. Use an online formation service to assist in this process. Doing this helps you comply with the law while spending less of your time handling the paperwork.

Implement Certain Marketing Tactics

How you market your business has a strong impact on your success. Part of the equation consists of digital marketing since the Internet is where most people go to find products or services. You can automate digital marketing efforts with a software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution to integrate with all your existing tools and services to seamlessly help your marketing reach go further.

Nevertheless, you can’t neglect traditional marketing tactics. For example, you should have a business card to give to people you meet. It makes a lasting impression and acts as a gentle reminder of your products or services. You can create business cards online using a pre-fabricated template that allows you to choose your colors, images, text, and font.

Create a Strong Business Plan

Establish a strong business plan that covers a variety of elements, such as your marketing, including your website. Part of your business plan should cover aspects that make your website convenient. For example, save yourself and clients or customers time and hassle by enabling your app or website to accept payments. This promotes long-term growth and makes it simple for your clients or customers.

Compare your payment options carefully. You want a system that doesn’t charge astronomical credit card processing fees and lets your customers or clients know they have the funds available for payment.

Have Realistic Expectations

While making £1 million in your first year of operations would be wonderful, this isn’t realistic. The average small business owner earns less than £30,000 per year. When you’re just getting started, it takes time to gain exposure and become successful.

Risk-Taking Can Equal Success

Although it might seem scary and overwhelming to take a chance, overcoming your fears and starting a business can lead to success.

#seo #searchengineoptimization #businessplan #businesscard #companyformation #limitedcompanies #ukbusinessbanking #owningabusiness

Keep your business moving forward

Amazon & Visa Price War

Amazon & Visa Price War.

Amazon has announced today they will not be accepting Visa payments from Brits from 19th January 2022.

This comes to light because of Visa’s high fees for processing card transactions.

Amazon has supposedly told its customers today that it will no longer be accepting payments via this method and that all customers need to update their credit card details so that their subscriptions do not become affected.

Amazon has disputed the costs and has stated that the prices should be going down because of “technological advancements,” the online retailer will still accept debit cards, including Visa, and non-Visa credit cards.

An Amazon spokesman said, “The cost of accepting card payments continues to be an obstacle for businesses striving to provide the best prices for customers. These costs should be going down over time with technological advancements, but instead, they continue to stay high or even rise. As a result of Visa’s continued high cost of payments, we regret that Amazon.co.uk will no longer accept UK-issued Visa credit cards as of January 19th, 2022. With the rapidly changing payments landscape around the world, we will continue innovating on behalf of customers to add and promote faster, cheaper, and more inclusive payment options to our stores across the globe.

On the flip side, a Visa spokesperson said, “UK shoppers can use their Visa debit and credit cards at Amazon UK today and throughout the holiday season. We are very disappointed that Amazon is threatening to restrict consumer choice in the future. When consumer choice is limited, nobody wins. We have a long-standing relationship with Amazon, and we continue to work toward a resolution, so our cardholders can use their preferred Visa credit cards at Amazon UK without Amazon-imposed restrictions come January 2022.”

From the Editor.

For the consumer, this will become an inconvenience if they wish to continue to use Amazon and do not have an alternative payment method.

I do have a recommendation, but first would like to say I am not affiliated or get any monetary compensation for my recommendation with this bank or “Mastercard“, however, I have been a customer of “Cashplus” from the time they first started out in 2005.

Not only has this challenger bank become an official bank this year they have also been shortlisted for “The Atffi Banking Awards 2021“, but by far the best part is they are affiliated with “Mastercard” and one can open a bank account without any credit checks online and be guaranteed an account even if you have a poor credit history.

Hopefully, whatever happens, it will work itself out in the end, but Visa is naive to think that consumers will not be looking for alternative credit/debit card providers to counteract the problem facing them. Furthermore, I disagree with their statement that nobody will win this war as the consumer is astute and will not think twice about changing providers.

#cashplus #cashplusbank #theafttibankawards #bankawards #ukbusinessbanking #mastercard #amazon #visa #business #creditcards #debitcards

Banking Awards Shortlist 2021

The Aftti Banking Awards 2021

With only three weeks to go the banking industry is up for its awards The AltFi Awards 2021 honoring the top innovators in financial services and banking.

Hundreds of nominations have been rigorously assessed (while taking into account any biases, where possible), and now a “Afti” has a full list has been compiled of those firms shortlisted for one of the awards.

The full list of winners will be announced on 26 November following a glamourous ceremony in the heart of the City of London.

You can find out more about how to attend here.

Here, though, in full are those shortlisted for the AltFi Awards 2021.

Fintech Of The Year 2021
PensionBee   
Mollie   
Raisin DS
Lender Of The Year 2021
ThinCats   
Silicon Valley Bank   
Just Cashflow
CEO Of The Year 2021
Anne Boden, Starling Bank
Sebastian Siemiatkowski, Klarna
Samantha Seaton, Moneyhub
Bank Of The Year 2021
Starling Bank   
ClearBank   
Cashplus Bank
Fintech App Of The Year 2021
Freetrade   
Snoop 
Tide
Best UX Of The Year 2021
Freetrade   
Monzo   
Moneybox 
Open Banking Provider Of The Year 2021
Accountscore   
Plaid   
TrueLayer
Financial Inclusion 2021
Auxmoney   
Lendwise   
EdAid
Investor Of The Year 2021
Draper Esprit   
Chrysalis Investments   
Augmentum Fintech
Fintech Woman Of The Year 2021
Lisa Jacobs, Funding Circle
Seema Desai, iwoca
Dame Jayne-Anne Gadhia, Snoop
B2B Fintech Of The Year 2021
Thought Machine   
Checkout.com   
Plaid
Crypto Platform Of The Year 2021
Coinbase   
Bitpanda   
Zumo
Consumer Fintech Of The Year 2021
Moneybox   
Habito   
Starling Bank
Advisory Firm Of The Year 2021
Thistle Initiatives   
Adempi   
Stone Mountain Capital 
The One to Watch 2022
Lightyear   
Snoop   
Tred
Diversity and Inclusion Initiative Of The Year 2021
iwoca   
Global Processing Services (GPS)   
PensionBee
Special Industry Contribution Of The Year 2021*AltFi Editor’s Choice 2021*

Note From the Editor.

I am happy to say that a Challenger bank “CASHPLUS” that I have been a loyal customer with since they first started out, became an official bank this year and has been shortlisted for the award Bank of the Year 2021.

**Please note we are not affiliated with “Afti” what so ever and opinions expressed are solely our own.

https://www.altfi.com/article/8499_altfi-awards-2021-the-shortlists-revealed

#banking #challengerbanks #ukbusinessbanking #businessbanking #bankingawards #cashplus #cashplusbank #bankawards2021 #bankingawards 2021 #bankmarketing #marketingbanks

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Domain Names Awaiting a Financial Investor.

We have decided after some thought that we will launch this site and optimize it to its full potential rather than just mark it for sale. Whilst waiting on an investor we will potentially monetize the site and create a keyword SEO link wheel with exact match searchable marketing keywords which inevitably will be an extra income stream for our business banking marketing services.

We have in the Disclaimer of the site www.ukbusinessbanking.co.uk that we are willing to discuss a business proposition to acquire both domain names and the website or build a new site should the investor have ideas of their own.

“This is a no brainer….any financial institution wanting to capture the exact match searchable keyword phrases would benefit acquiring these domain names to secure global positioning, for the most searched for keywords relating to ‘UK Business Banking’ “.

In the meantime, we will be taking advantage of all the traffic until we find an Investor. As with all our sites, we will start adding posts to help with ranking. This is a slow process and will take time, as we have literally launched this site officially today. We have other keyword non-related sites that are not related to banking but are in the similar process of launching officially in the next few weeks to include solicitors, gas engineers, and makeup retailers directories.

Our main objective other than to find an investor is to offer Business Banking Marketing Services which entail:

  1. Blogging
  2. Social Media Content
  3. Customer Service Demographics
  4. Video Content Campaigns
  5. Strategic Partnerships Networking
  6. Reward Programs
  7. Digital Signage
  8. Community Awareness Initiatives
  9. Outbound Marketing
  10. Inbound Marketing
  11. Advertising
  12. App Design
  13. Branding & Re-branding
  14. SEO Optimisation
  15. Website Design
  16. Chat Bots

**We invite Domain Investors who also own Banking Domain Names to List their Domains on our Domain Marketplace.

#ukbusinessbanking #businessbanking #corporatebusinessbanking #corporatebanking #commercialbanking

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