From fixing your sink to breaking your heart – 5 reasons you fancy your repairman

Plumbers, carpenters, gardeners and electricians all have one thing in common – they’ve all been flirted with by overfamiliar clients. So, what is it about these professions that make them so… hot?

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From loopholes to shooting the silver ball — how to quit your job at the tax authority and open a barcade

20 million pints of beer are enjoyed in the UK every day –  so why shouldn’t you pull some of them? We met Kirk from Tilt in Birmingham who gave up his job at the tax office, got together with his mate Richard, and opened an independent pinball pub. How hard is it to open a bar? Let’s find out…
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The birth of the baguette – and 5 valuable lessons

We all know what the baguette looks like, and we immediately think of France when we see one. In fact the baguette is an excellent example of how a visual update can revolutionise a product – from ordinary and plain to hot and unique!
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Back to work: 5 motivation strategies to get you back in the game

Returning to work can be a drag and isn’t all that la-di-da, according to Auto Europe’s recent poll. British workers are left feeling blue and sluggish about returning to work after the holidays. But all work blahs and resolutions can wait: boosting your mojo is numero uno, here’s how to do it. Continue reading Back to work: 5 motivation strategies to get you back in the game

Snack secrets: Cafe owners spill the beans about the weirdest orders they received in 2015

Where would we be without our morning coffee? Could we even string a sentence together? Well here’s some of the weirdest requests some of our iZettle users working in cafes got in 2015…

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Snack secrets: Restaurant owners share the weirdest orders they received in 2015

Restaurants would be nothing without their wonderful guests. But as we all know, some patrons can be a bit demanding sometimes… We asked some of our iZettle users working in restaurants for the weirdest orders they received during 2015. Here’s the result. Heard them before? Continue reading Snack secrets: Restaurant owners share the weirdest orders they received in 2015

Salon secrets: Beauticians share the weirdest customer requests they received in 2015

Being in the beauty industry means working with the stuff you love the most. But what’s up with those strange requests you sometimes get from customers? We asked our lovely iZettlers running a business in the Health & Beauty segment to list some of the oddest inquiries they received during 2015, and we got some pretty weird stuff… Have you heard these before?
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Best of 2015

The year is finally coming to an end, and what a year it has been. The Business Hacks blog was launched in April, and we’ve since then published 59 blog posts. The blog has covered a bunch of relevant topics for small businesses in the UK, from revenue management to marketing hacks and customer loyalty strategies. And this is just the start…

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