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2801, 2020

The only way is up: getting good at business by being bad

January 28th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The only way is up: getting good at business by being bad The reasons anyone starts a business can be complex. But, overwhelmingly, one of the biggest factors is passion. When you’re passionate about something, turning it into a business isn’t necessarily easy, but it’s definitely easier. You have the knowledge and drive to push you through the tough times that come with being a business owner.  However, running a [...]

2101, 2020

Why your reasons for sticking with your bad accountant aren’t good for business

January 21st, 2020|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Why your reasons for sticking with your bad accountant aren’t good for business January is as good a time as any to re-evaluate your accountant. It’s the time of year most people do. Whatever your reason may be - whether they’ve been slacking recently or have made too many mistakes for your liking - you’re well within your right to make a change. After all, it’s your business - your [...]

1401, 2020

Sticking to your New Year’s accounting goals

January 14th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Sticking to your New Year’s accounting goals Do you have a New Year’s resolution for 2020? Maybe you’ll finally take your gym membership for a spin. Or perhaps it’s time to quit smoking. Could this be the year you change your life in some dramatic fashion?  We don’t want to dampen your enthusiasm, but research shows less than 25% of people actually stay committed to their resolutions after just 30 [...]

701, 2020

When your accountant makes mistakes, who is liable?

January 7th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

When your accountant makes mistakes, who is liable? January is when most people leave their accountants. It’s because they realise their accountants have failed to complete their tax returns as soon as possible or haven’t notified them of a large, looming tax bill they have to pay in a few weeks. This can lead to penalties and scrutiny from HMRC with tax investigations lasting 16 months on average, costing roughly [...]

2412, 2019

Common scams that could affect your small business and how to avoid them

December 24th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Common scams that could affect your small business and how to avoid them Theft is nothing new. It’s a crime as old as society itself. But with more sophisticated technology coming into the world, thieves are becoming craftier. They’re using new methods to trap small businesses, fraudulently stealing money and data, or hacking systems. It’s more difficult than ever to avoid being the target of a scam or cybercrime.  Action [...]

1712, 2019

Will we need accountants in the future?

December 17th, 2019|0 Comments

Will we need accountants in the future? It’s a topic of discussion you see in a lot of industries. Will robots take my job? As technology advances, it becomes an even more relevant question. You can’t blame people for worrying. Automation could lead to people losing their jobs. Are we ready to train our workforce for their new role in the business? And accountants can’t escape the question either. If [...]

1012, 2019

Empowerment is the key to employee engagement

December 10th, 2019|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Empowerment is the key to employee engagement Most businesses know employee engagement is the key to higher productivity, more profits, and a happier work environment. But, not enough know how to achieve it. Around 85% of employees aren’t engaged in the workplace. That’s an overwhelming majority who either view the workplace negatively or with apathy.  This 85% could cost businesses around £5.4 trillion each year across the world. But researchers have discovered [...]

312, 2019

Why choosing a bad accountant could signal the end of your business

December 3rd, 2019|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Why choosing a bad accountant could signal the end of your business As a business owner, there’s a lot to think about. 20% of small businesses fail in their first year, while 50% will have failed by year five. A logical step to keep your business on the right track is to hire an accountant. Unsurprisingly, we’re not all great with numbers. And bringing someone on board to take care [...]

2611, 2019

The end-of-year checklist for small businesses

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

The end-of-year checklist for small businesses The end of the year is a busy time for small business owners for so many reasons. You’re trying to get all your work done before the holidays so you can spend time with your family and friends and enjoy the new year. Our family and work priorities collide and we can become frantic trying to make sense of the chaos. The end of [...]

1911, 2019

The best bookkeeping software in 2019

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

The best bookkeeping software in 2019 It can be hard to keep up with business finances, especially if accounting isn’t your forte. 60% of small business owners say they aren’t knowledgeable in accounting or finance, so you’re certainly not in the minority. If you’re a small business or a sole trader, you might not want to fork out to hire an accountant. You’d rather put food on the table of [...]

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