Card payment service Square has opened up a pop-up store in Great Western Arcade, the first of its kind in the UK.

Used by over 2 million businesses, with Square, businesses can take card payments with no monthly contracts or hidden fees, and get their money the next business day. It takes minutes to get started, and sellers can quickly and securely begin accepting chip & PIN and contactless payments from Visa, Mastercard and American Express.

The Square pop-up will be open from the 4th until the 16th September and will offer a selection of products from local businesses across the West Midlands region. Representatives from Square will be there to answer questions about products and services. In addition, Square will host a series of free events and masterclasses for local business owners at the pop-up:

Thursday 7th September at 18.30:

Lifestyle blogger and salon owner Ree Ree Rockette will share tips on the importance of social media for small businesses and how to build an online following.

Sunday 10th September at 14.00:

Local creative community Badego will be host a meet up and record a podcast episode featuring businesses who have grown thanks to technology like Square.

Monday 11th September at 18.30:

Chef and best-selling food writer Gizzi Erskine will share what she learned from building her food business.

Thursday 14th September at 18.30:

Birmingham Brewery Company’s Paul Hardwood will talk about the challenges and joys of giving up your job to follow your dream – in his case to launch a ‘Brummie Beer’ range – a tasting of which will be held after his talk

Square’s pop-up shop will be open from 4th – 16th September 2017

Monday to Saturday – 09:00 – 18:00

Sundays – 11:00 – 17:00

Website: www.workwithsquare.com/westmidlands.html