Writing about payments
and small businesses

How to reinforce your brand and boost your business - with GoCardless Plus

For any business, a seamless payment solution that’s reliable, professional and consistent with your brand can have great benefits - but it’s often hard to achieve. Find out how having your business name on customer bank statements can help you get there.

Common payment obstacles facing the SaaS industry

For all businesses, payment processing is a critical part of revenue collection. But in the subscription business model, it’s paramount. That's one reason why many SaaS companies are adopting simpler, more efficient payment processing models.

How to eliminate churn to boost growth in Europe

Churn is an important measure of how successful a business will be in the long term and directly relates to the business’s lifetime value (LTV). Therefore, reducing churn and increasing the LTV of a business ultimately leads to an increased return on the customer acquisition cost (CAC).

End-to-end finance: why payments need to integrate with your accounts

Digital was the buzzword at this year’s Accountex conference. But the core lesson for many practitioners was the need for automation and end-to-end integration of software apps, especially for payments, cash flow and practice efficiency.

Increase your European SaaS customer base with Direct Debit

Both European businesses and shoppers have a unique set of preferences when it comes to paying for online goods and services. Optimising the payment process allows US companies to outpace the competition and capture a group of customers who are ready and willing to spend.

Are businesses missing out on the full power of SaaS technology?

SaaS tools can improve more than a company’s finance and sales functions – if only business owners realised it. When used for HR, marketing, and customer services, they can be the cloud’s silver lining.

Paying training bills by Direct Debit could be key to apprenticeship levy success

The apprenticeship levy will dramatically boost work trainee numbers when it becomes law in April. Education providers can attract more employers by offering the best courses – and making paying for training both simple and painless.

Getting your SME clients paid on time with the ‘duty to report’ requirements

With new legislation being introduced to address the culture of slow payment, now is a great opportunity to help your SME clients get paid faster and more reliably

Helping large businesses meet new ‘duty to report’ requirements

Find out how your firm can work in partnership with large clients to help them fulfil new reporting requirements and enhance the overall performance of their payment processes.