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Small Business Resource Centre

 

 

 

We Love Local

 

Tools, tips & offers for small businesses. Helping you deliver to your customers during COVID-19 and beyond.

Attract customers and keep them safe with complimentary stickers, signage and more.

 

 

 

Marketing Tools

 

 

Use these printable signs, digital assets and more to keep customers informed about how you’re navigating this time.

 

Find resources, content and offers from our partners, to meet your business’s needs.

 

 

Find tips on how to boost your social media presence, build a website and much more.

 

Explore our guide to navigating COVID-19 with a range of articles, trends and insights.

 

 

Signs and Supplies

 

We know how important it is to stay connected with your customers.  We have complimentary stickers, signs and more for your store locations to show your customers you want and welcome their business. 

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Love Local Signage 


Show customers you 'Love Local' with our new American Express Signage. It's a great way to show our Cardmembers that you're open for business and that you accept American Express payments. 

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Signage


If you have a clean-store policy you can still show customers that you welcome their business, with specially designed signage for display at point of sale areas. 

Marketing Tools

 

Whether you’re modifying your hours, temporarily closing your doors or directing customers to your website, our templates can help encourage support from your community. Below, you’ll find printable signs, digital badges and social media templates to help you communicate how customers can support you during this time. 

Printable Signs


Our printable signs can help communicate how your business is adapting. Whether you’re changing your hours or switching to takeaway or delivery only, you can customise signs that work best for your business. 

Digital Badges


Our ready-to-use digital badges encourage your virtual community to shop online. Post them in an email or on your company’s website to connect with customers.

 

Social Media Posts


Our ready-to-use social media posts allow you to tell your virtual community about your new hours, direct them to your website and more.

 

 

Materials can only be downloaded from your laptop or desktop.


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Help from our Partners

 

American Express and our Partners are committed to helping businesses like yours during this challenging time. These resources and offers can help you keep in touch, keep up productivity and keep selling.

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Navigating the current climate podcast

 

A podcast which discovers how companies can rethink and adapt their strategies to reach customers in new ways in a new economic climate.

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10% discount with Avis

 

Book with confidence. No fees for reservation changes and free cancellation on European rentals.

 

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Get 3 months FREE on ecommerce

 

BigCommerce gives you the power to grow your online business from day one. Available to new customers only, valid until 31 December 2020.

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Get 5% discount with Budget


Get more for your budget. No fees for reservation changes. Quote discount code S146600.

 

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50% off for 12 months. Valid through 31 December 2020.

 

Establish your brand online with website, ecommerce, and email tools. Enter "AMEX50" during checkout to redeem 50% off. 

 

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Dell Financial Services - Use Now Pay Later

 

Deploy the solution you need now, defer payments and pay monthly in arrears (terms and conditions apply).

 

 

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20% Off 1st Year Membership

 

Federation of Small Business offers a wide range of vital business services incl. advice, financial expertise, support and a powerful voice in government. Valid through 31 December 2020.

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Take online training with Google

 

Boost your digital skills and upgrade your business operations with a wide range of free online training courses and specialist guidance from Google. 

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G Suite by Google Cloud

 

Get business email, Docs, Calendar, Drive, Chat and video conferencing. Save on your first 20 users for 12 months.

 

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Hertz Car & Van Rental

 

We’re here to get you there. With the right car and special benefits such as up to 10% off and free additional driver.

 

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LinkedIn Marketing Solutions

 

Generate leads, drive website traffic, and build brand awareness with LinkedIn ads. Launch your first campaign with £500 on us.Terms Apply. Valid until 31 December 2020.

 

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Use Resy for FREE through 2020

 

Resy can help your restaurant manage reservations, waitlists, takeout and more with no cover fees. Valid through 31 December 2020 once per merchant.

 

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Save money on O2 business

 

  Get 10% off handset tariffs & 15% off sim only tariffs. Valid through 31 December 2020. Terms Apply.

Please call: 0800 954 1394

 

Online Marketing Tutorials

 

Looking for a little advice or inspiration to help future-proof your business? You got it. See below for our how-to marketing tips and tricks.

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Our Business Community

 

From HR tips to planning for growth, explore our range of articles and webinars designed to help you navigate COVID-19.

More reasons than ever to accept American Express

 

We added over 129,000 new locations in 2019 in the UK*. Not one of them?

*Based on  American Express merchant locations setup between January 2019 and December 2019

 

 

Terms and Conditions 

 

1. Avis

Offer only available online at https://www.avis.co.uk/?awdcode=K093700. Fulfilment of this offer is the sole responsibility of the participating American Express merchant. 10% discount is valid for domestic rentals (rentals taking place in the same country as your country of residence) and for all inbound and outbound rates at participating locations in Europe for rentals until 31 December 2020. Discount applies to the inclusive base rate of a pre-booked rental. Any optional extras paid for at the counter such as baby seats, extra insurances, GPS units, extra drivers and fuel will not have the discount applied. This offer is not to be used in conjunction with any other promotional offer or discount, other than those stated on this website.Standard Avis terms and conditions apply.

 

2. Budget

Offer only available online at https://www.budget.co.uk. Quote discount code S146600 to redeem offer. Fulfilment of this offer is the sole responsibility of the participating American Express merchant 5%. Discount is valid for domestic rentals (rentals taking place in the same country as your country of residence) and for all inbound and outbound rates at participating locations in Europe for rentals until 31 December 2020. Discount applies to the inclusive base rate of a pre-booked rental. Any optional extras paid for at the counter such as baby seats, extra insurances, GPS units, extra drivers and fuel will not have the discount applied. This offer is not to be used in conjunction with any other promotional offer or discount, other than those stated on this website. Standard Budget terms and conditions apply.

 

3. Big Commerce

This offer is valid from 15 June 2020 through 31 December 2020 and is only for new merchants without an existing store on the BigCommerce platform. With this offer, you will not be charged the monthly fee for a three month period from the date of activation (“Offer”). You must select either Standard, Plus or Pro plan to be eligible. Within 15 days from the date of activation, you must complete the registration process, including providing valid credit card information (“Card On File”). After three free months, you will automatically be charged in USD for each additional month at the standard rate for the plan you have selected unless you cancel your subscription (currently $29.95/mo for Standard, $79.95/mo for Plus or $299.95/mo for Pro). Offer only available online at https://www.bigcommerce.co.uk/dm/amex-love-local-offer. Fulfilment of this offer is the sole responsibility of the participating American Express merchant. IMPORTANT: After the end of the offer period, you must cancel your account or the Card on File will be charged the standard monthly fee for the plan that you selected at the time of activation. If you cancel your account or do not complete registration, the online store you built will be deactivated and you will no longer be able to access the control panel. By opening an account, (1) you acknowledge and agree to BigCommerce's Terms of Use and these Terms and Conditions; (2) you consent to receiving communications from BigCommerce regarding your online store while your account remains open. Communications can be in the form of email sent to the address you provide as your preferred email, in-product notifications, and/or phone calls to the number you provided as part of the signup process. If you purchase a BigCommerce store, your store will continue to remain live for the duration of time you remain a paid customer in good standing on BigCommerce.

 

4. Constant Contact

Fulfilment of this offer is the sole responsibility of the participating American Express merchant. Offer only available online at https://www.constantcontact.com/promo/amexlovelocal/signup.jsp. This promotion (the ""Promotion"") begins on 20 April 2020 at 00:01 a.m., Eastern Time (""ET"") and ends on 31 December 2020 at 23:59 p.m., ET (the ""Promotion Period""). If eligible Love Local customers purchase either the Email or Email Plus package levels of Constant Contact during the Promotion Period, they will receive a discount of 50% off of such purchased product for the first 12 months after they become a paying customer. Love Local customers will be eligible to participate in this Promotion if they (i) are a Love Local customer, (ii) are a Constant Contact trial account holder or a new Constant Contact customer who has never been a paying Constant Contact customer, and (iii) become a paying Constant Contact customer and either enter the applicable promo code “AMEX50” during checkout by 23:59 p.m., ET, on 31 December 2020 or call Constant Contact and mention this offer by 17:00 p.m., ET, on 31 December 2020. After the first twelve months have ended, eligible participants will automatically be charged the current retail price for the product unless they cancel their accounts or the applicable product. You may cancel at any time by calling customer support at UK # (0800 141 3172) and  International # (+1 781-482-8911) . This Promotion cannot be combined with any other Constant Contact promotion or special offer. Constant Contact offers a 30-day money-back guarantee on purchases of certain Constant Contact products, as more fully described at www.constantcontact.com/pricing. This Promotion and all Constant Contact products and services are subject to the Constant Contact terms and conditions. 

 

5. Dell

Fulfilment of this offer is the sole responsibility of the participating American Express merchant. Offers available online at https://www.dell.com/en-uk/work/shop/dell-small-business/cp/dell-financial-services-emea?~ck=mn. Leasing and financing is provided to qualified commercial customers by Dell Bank International d.a.c., trading as Dell Financial Services (DFS) at Innovation House, Cherrywood Science & Technology Park, Cherrywood, Dublin 18, Ireland and is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland. Offers may not be available or may vary by country. These promotional offers end on 30 October 2020. Offers are subject to product availability, eligibility, credit approval and execution of documentation provided by and acceptable to DFS. Dell Technologies and the Dell Technologies logo are trademarks of Dell Inc.

 

6. FSB

This promotion is provided by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). A 20% discount on year 1 subscription will be given to all new full FSB Business Essentials Members joining through this Amex promotion. Offer available from 15 June 2020 until 31 December 2020. This offer not combinable with other offers and this promotion is intended for UK Small Businesses who have up to 249 employees. Offer is only available online at https://www.fsb.org.uk/amex.html?utm_source=Amexlanding&utm_medium=direct&utm_campaign=hub. Fulfilment of this offer is the sole responsibility of the participating American Express merchant. 

 

7. Grow with Google 

Visit https://policies.google.com/terms?utm_source=partner&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=2020Q3_EMEA_AMEX&utm_content=AmexLoveLocal for the Terms of Service

 

8. G Suite by Google Cloud

Offer is valid from 1 July 2020 until 31 December 2020. Offer only available at https://gsuite.google.co.uk/solutions/small-business/?utm_source=aexp&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=emea-smb-amex-partnership-uk&utm_content=g-suite-american-express-love-local-merchant-offers. Fulfilment of this offer is the sole responsibility of the participating American Express merchant. New G Suite customers only. This introductory price is available for the first 20 users added, for 12 months only. Standard pricing applies to all users after 12 months. You may cancel at any time.

 

9. Hertz

Offer valid for rentals booked and collected before 15 December 2020. Offer only available online at https://www.hertz.co.uk/rentacar/special-offers/amex-love-local. Fulfilment of this offer is the sole responsibility of the participating American Express merchant Discount Savings. 10% off best available retail rates (excluding Special Offers) at time of booking, CDP 801946 must be quoted to receive benefits. Discount applies to time, mileage and all mandatory insurance and waivers that may be included in the base rate charge. Discount applies on rentals of a minimum of 1 day in participating countries in Europe. When booking, pre-paid rates are quoted in home currencies (e.g. Sterling when booking from UK), non-prepaid rates will be quoted in the local currency. Renters must meet all Hertz qualifications, standards and requirements as per the terms and conditions of Hertz rental agreements. Minimum rental age applies, please see full Terms & Conditions on www.hertz.com. Fuel charges are standard.Rates fluctuate throughout the year based on supply or demand. Refunds are not available for ‘no shows’. When picking up the car, the authorised renter must have a valid credit card and driving license.The vehicle must only be driven by the renter or another individual who has been authorised by Hertz and added to the Rental Record. Fee-Waived Additional Driver. Complimentary additional driver must be requested at rental location prior to collecting the rental car, and is subject to meeting Hertz’s driving requirements.

 

10. LinkedIn

Offer is valid until 31 December 2020. Offer only available at https://business.linkedin.com/marketing-solutions/cx/18/03/uk-event-promo. Fulfilment of this offer is the sole responsibility of the participating American Express merchant. This promotional offer is valid for all new LinkedIn ads customers. One promotional offer per LinkedIn member.  This promotional offer can only be used one, and may be forwarded to another LinkedIn member, but cannot be sold or bartered. All ads are subjection to LinkedIn Ads Agreement and LinkedIn User Agreement. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. A user will be billed in the currency where the account is held. 

 

11. Resy

This offer is made by Resy and is for a free ResyOS Platform, Platform 360 or Full Stack plan from 15 June 2020 through 31 December 2020 when you sign a new annual ResyOS contract. To be eligible for this offer you must be a new or existing ResyOS customer with a unique and verifiable restaurant name and business address and cannot be part of a franchise. Offer is non-transferable. Offer is only available online at https://www.resyos.com/amexoffer-uk. To redeem the offer, fill out and submit the schedule a demo form and sign a new annual ResyOS contract. Your restaurant must be approved by Resy. Approved restaurants will go live on the Resy OS platform approximately 30 days after the contract is signed. You will be auto-billed each month beginning January 2021 and will continue to be auto-billed monthly at Resy’s current regular Platform, Platform360 or Full Stack price thereafter. Your ResyOS subscription plan will automatically renew unless you cancel before the end of the relevant subscription term pursuant to Resy’s terms and conditions. Any information you provide to Resy will be subject to Resy’s privacy policies and terms of use. Fulfillment of the offer is the sole responsibility of Resy. Merchant offers are subject to change at any time without notice to you. Limit one offer per American Express merchant. This offer not combinable with other offers.

 

12. O2 

Offer is valid from 15 June 2020 until 31 December 2020. Offer only available online at https://www.o2.co.uk/business/amex/love-local. Fulfilment of this offer is the sole responsibility of the participating American Express merchant. Each year your airtime tariff will be adjusted on your April bill by the RPI rate of inflation announced in the preceding Feb. See o2.co.uk/prices. Available on 24 & 36 month Small Biz contract purchased directly from O2. Offers available for members of official strategic partners of O2 only. Strategic partners are not indirect partners. 10% saving against standard non-promotional price of all handsets on Small Biz contract direct from O2. 15% saving against standard non-promotional price of all sim only tariffs on Small Biz contract direct from O2. Discount applies until your contract ends, change tariff, leave or upgrade. 5G available in selected areas. 5G device, sim and tariff required to access 5G. See o2.co.uk/coveragechecker for coverage. 4G phone required to access 4G. 4G available in selected areas.  UK to EU: New and upgrading customers only. Use your minute and text allowance to call any standard landline or mobile in our Country Zones 1 and 2 from the UK (usually charged at international calling rates). For the latest country list and pricing visit o2.co.uk/business/solutions/mobile/travelling-abroad/call-and-data-costs-while-abroad Excludes premium-rate and service numbers. You cannot exceed your standard minute and text allowance and tariffs with unlimited allowances are subject to a usage cap of 2000 minutes and 2000 texts per month. Subject to availability, status, credit check and general terms for business customers apply. Terms apply, see o2.co.uk/terms.