Writing about payments
and small businesses

How debt can be a tool for growth

Many dynamic companies find the cash injection provided by business finance is exactly what they need to give their growth plans a kick start, and there are more types of funding available to businesses than ever before.

How to maximise payment method performance: A guide for gym owners

Expert tips to ensure your gym blows away the competition and keeps on delivering, day in and day out.

The A-Z of cloud accounting: free e-Guide

Cloud accounting is the future - and over a third of UK accountants are already there. Discover our A-Z of cloud accounting.

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).

Webinar: GoCardless for Xero

The GoCardless for Xero integration allows you to automatically take payment using Direct Debit as soon as an invoice is due, and even handles all the reconciliation for you.

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.