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1604, 2019

Focus on quality, not quantity, to maximise business growth

April 16th, 2019|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Focus on quality, not quantity, to maximise business growth Crafting impeccable, high-quality products takes time. It’s why so many businesses often opt to take a different route to success, prioritising quantity over quality. They hope that by pushing for more sales they can increase their profits. For a while, this might work, but in the long run, this strategy is unsustainable if you want your reputation and cash flow to [...]

904, 2019

Tips to increase your top line: because there are two sides to every sale

April 9th, 2019|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Tips to increase your top line: because there are two sides to every sale In business, everyone’s always talking about the bottom line - how to reduce expenses; how to get more productive employees; how to save on taxes. All to ensure the bottom figure of net income is as big as can be. But, with all this talk of the bottom line, sometimes we forget to look up and [...]

2603, 2019

Where can you get fee-free business banking?

March 26th, 2019|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Where can you get fee-free business banking? Balancing the books and making sure you maintain a strong cash flow requires a lot of energy for small businesses. Keeping things on the up and growing your business is a priority, so worrying about charges from the bank is the last thing you want to be doing. Therefore, taking advantage of free banking periods from high-street banks is a great way to [...]

1903, 2019

Finding the right accountant for your business is easier than you think

March 19th, 2019|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Finding the right accountant for your business is easier than you think Choosing an accountant is a huge decision. You’ll spend a lot of time thinking about whether you can afford them or whether it is better for you to do your own taxes, but after realising you have no idea where to start, you conclude that it’s for the best. The only thing is, who do you choose? There [...]

1203, 2019

Jargon buster or jargon bluster? Common accounting terms explained

March 12th, 2019|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Jargon buster or jargon bluster? Common accounting terms explained So, you’ve finally found an accountant to do some of the financial heavy lifting. This could save you up to 120 hours of your valuable time per year. The only problem is, sometimes, you don’t understand a word they’re saying. You’re not alone in this; many small-business owners are left feeling a little out of their depth when navigating the jargon. [...]

503, 2019

Should you be on PAYE as a business owner?

March 5th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Should you be on PAYE as a business owner? Often, we set up a business hoping it will be successful enough to pay us back for all our hard work financially. This can’t come fast enough, but when it does, do you know the best way to pay yourself? Well, you don’t have to pay yourself anything at all if you don’t want to. This is sometimes an option if [...]

2602, 2019

The HMRC minefield: The only navigation map you’ll need as a sole trader

February 26th, 2019|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The HMRC minefield: The only navigation map you’ll need as a sole trader Navigating your tax duties can be confusing, especially for those who are new to the system or who are transitioning to a new type of business ownership. That’s why we’ve put together this brief guide to help sole traders on their way to a perfect tax year. Sole trader First, the great news: being a sole trader [...]

1902, 2019

Are you ready to ‘Make Tax Digital’?

February 19th, 2019|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Are you ready to ‘Make Tax Digital’? From 1st April 2019, the government will ‘Make Tax Digital’. Fortunately, this change is likely to pay off for everyone in the long-term. But in the run-up to going digital, there some things businesses will need to take care of. The plan to ‘Make Tax Digital’ means making sure businesses registered to pay VAT use the appropriate online service. Many businesses already keep [...]

1202, 2019

What is your strategy to increase your average number of customers?

February 12th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

What is your strategy to increase your average number of customers? To survive, a business needs to focus on making more and more profit. Higher profits mean more money to spend on growing the business, be that in breadth or depth of service. In the grand scheme of things, this can lead to better technology, lower costs, and allows you to open other avenues for further profit. Let’s not forget [...]

502, 2019

Burning the candle at both ends – Quality over quantity

February 5th, 2019|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Burning the candle at both ends - Quality over quantity Running a business isn’t always easy. But no one ever told you it would be, so you grin and bear it. You work the long nights. You're up for the early mornings. You do the networking, the paperwork, the meetings, the hiring, the firing, the long conversations with suppliers, the research - the hard work. And, what do you get [...]

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