Our blog

Accounting and Paperwork / Apple / Business Ethics / Business Funding / Card Payments / Card Readers / Connectivity / Cyber Security / Market Trends / Pay by Bank app / Paylinks / Payment Wallets / SmartTrade App

Cheaper Transactions and New Payment Methods

Kent Vorland,  October 17, 2018


That’s right, SmartTrade App is about to undergo a comprehensive upgrade. Through a series of partnerships and almost an entire year of developments, we’re about to re-launch our application and website to offer our existing and new customers something never-before seen in the mobile payments space. Before I go in depth of what we’re offering, […]

Read More

Angel Business Club continues to support SmartTrade

Kent Vorland,  May 9, 2018


Over the years there have been many people and organisations who have helped us get where we are today. One of these is the Angel Business Club, or ABC. In this post we want to give a shoutout to the people and members at ABC to show our gratitude as they keep relentlessly supporting SmartTrade […]

Read More

How Dream Doors Franchisees Have Embraced SmartTrade App

Kent Vorland,  April 16, 2018


Accepting debit- and credit card payments allows your business to become much more flexible. Despite transaction rates you may not experience on a bank to bank transfer, this will still greatly benefit you in the long run. Your customers will appreciate that you accommodate them in however way they would like to pay, which in […]

Read More

How SmartTrade App is preparing for GDPR

Kent Vorland,  March 13, 2018


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 […]

Read More

Celebrating the Wonderful Women in SmartTrade App

Kent Vorland,  March 8, 2018


In our blogs we often write about how to thrive as a small business owner, what card reader you should choose, how to make the most out of every season, even in downtimes and so on. However, SmartTrade App are proud to support other values than just trying to take care of our merchants and […]

Read More

How to ensure you get paid and keep making money in seasonal downtimes

Ann,  January 24, 2018


January and August are dead months on many fronts. How do you stay on top of your business, make sure you’re still able to get paid and make everything go around, all at the same time? Here are 5 useful ideas you can apply to keep business coming in, even during seasonal downtimes. 1. Have […]

Read More

Accounting and Tax Reporting with SmartTrade App

Kent Vorland,  January 22, 2018


Your corporate tax return is perhaps the most predictable of business activities in the course of a year. You can rest assured the HMRC will never forget your business, no matter how big or small. They’ll be on your doorstep to collect their share every year! At SmartTrade App we aren’t forgetting about it either. […]

Read More

Accepting Card Payments in 2018

Kent Vorland,  January 18, 2018


Modern technology is proving more and more efficient in all aspects of our lives. The way we accept and make payments for goods and services is certainly no exception. Hundreds of billions of pounds are being transacted every year, exclusively through credit and debit card purchases in the United Kingdom; and we’re making the pounds […]

Read More

Chiswick Little Kickers – From Law to Lawn

Kent Vorland,  December 4, 2017


Last time we visited Carol and her Red Barn Training business. We’ve found our next SmartTraders and this time we’re taking a look at Adil and Anna Siddiqui. The two siblings have for close to 9 years been working for a franchise in Chiswick under the Little Kickers brand. They took over in 2015 and have […]

Read More

Carol and Red Barn (Beauty) Training

Kent Vorland,  October 25, 2017


SmartTrade has gone on a search for some of the most interesting and inspirational merchants and business owners using our service to take customer credit and debit card payments around the UK. This week we’ve had the pleasure of speaking to Carol Doherty, the sole proprietor of Red Barn Training. Carol has a solid 30 […]

Read More