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13 Oct 2021

Cytech continues to be in record-breaking demand as it now sees the highest ever number of technicians certified within one month in September 2021 - with over 115 in the UK alone!

13 Oct 2021

According to UK Finance, 'The new £100 limit is designed to balance security, convenience and consumer demand."

11 Oct 2021

With current incentives andfunding grants in place employers taking on new apprentices could receive up to £4,000 per apprentice.

11 Oct 2021

Your Business Journey to Net Zero, is a series of locally focused virtual events, designed to help small businesses who want to play theirpart in climate change, but don't know where is best to...

8 Oct 2021

TheDepartment for Transport have asked the ACT to remind all businesses participating in the Fix Your Bike voucher scheme that all vouchers assigned to your business will expire on 31st...

7 Oct 2021

Independentretailers are urged to write to their MPs ahead of the Chancellor's Autumn Statement, which is expected to include a review of business rates.

6 Oct 2021

Come along to this practical online workshop and you'll take a fresh look at the resources flowing through your business and identify opportunities to increase your profits.

6 Oct 2021

The government will be introducing compulsory Making Tax Digital (MTD) for Income Tax Self-Assessment (ITSA) a year later than planned

30 Sep 2021

Members across the Independent Retailers Confederation (IRC) have reported an increase in scam emails and fraud attempts experienced by retailers.

29 Sep 2021

UK Finance have announced that the national roll-out of the new £100 spending limit for contactless card payments will begin from 15 October 2021.

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Summer Series Part 4: Increased focus on consumer engagement with new initiatives

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News

Summer Series Part 4  

As your trade association we're here to update you on the latest industry initiatives and key services available to help propel your business forward. Part 4 of the ACT Summer Series looks at just a few of them.

To view the complete 5-part ACT Summer Series click here

Maybe* - Improve your social media presence, engage your customers and reach new audiences

The ACT's latest partner, Maybe*, provide the tools and training that means you can focus on running your business and using social media as a valued sales assistant.

An engaged audience on social media can do wonders to get people through your door and increase your sales, the challenge is often how to generate, maintain and increase that engagement.

ACT Gold members benefit from 20% discount
ACT Silver members benefit from 10% discount

Over 600 ACT members have already signed up with Maybe* to utilise this social media management tool.

Learn more about Maybe*

 

Maybe* social media masterclass

In the live monthly masterclass Maybe* will show you what's working and why for Bike Shops across the UK.

Come and learn how you can follow in their footsteps and ask any social media questions you may have.

Join Maybe* for the masterclass on the first Wednesday of every month at 8pm.


Register now

 

Hubtiger

HubtigerHubtiger aims to help bike shops do better business by reducing phone calls to the shop, improving workshop efficiency, increasing revenue and enhancing the customer experience.

The web solution manages everything from online/app bookings, job card scheduling, automated/direct communication, quote approvals and finally pushes the quote through to the Point-of-Sale (Vend, Lightspeed, Xero and others). Hubtiger will also send automated SMS reminders to customers who have not serviced their bike in 6 months.

The ACT are big supporters of the app and believe it could be an excellent solution for many bike shops to easily manage their customer base.

Hubtiger offer a free trial and a month-to-month contract that can be cancelled anytime. Setup is less than an hour if the bike shop has a POS system that can be integrated into and training is just as seamless.

ACT Silver and Gold members benefit from a 15% discount off each product price.
Cytech accredited ACT members benefit from a 20% discount off each product price.

Learn more about Hubtiger

 

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Industry initiatives

 

Managing the industry-wide initiative, Local Bike Shop Day

LBS_Day_Logo_28AUG21_250x114This year's event is already being supported by a record number of cycling organisations including All Party Parliamentary Group for Cycling and Walking (APPGCW), ZyroFisher, BikeBiz, Cycle To Work Day, Cyclescheme, Cycling UK, Cytech, Freewheel, Insync, Love to Ride, Raleigh UK, Sustrans, The Cycle Show, Transport for London, PaceUp, BikeIsBest and V12.
It's not too late to sign up and get involved with the annual event that celebrates IBDs and drives footfall into stores.

Sign up for Local Bike Shop Day

 

 

A key supporter of #BikeIsBest

The ACT work closely with #BikeIsBest to help promote cycling and are currently working together to provide quality research to benefit the industry.

Sign up to support #BikeIsBest

 

 

 

 

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