Book keepers and accountants

Confused about whether you need an accountant, a book keeper or both? Have a look at Xero's small business guide on the differences and the pros and cons... Accountants help keep your finances in order but bookkeepers play an important role too. So what's the difference between a bookkeeper and an accountant? And how can [...]

By | December 29th, 2014|Finance|0 Comments

Becoming self-employed

So you’re thinking about becoming self-employed? Well, first things first you need to contact HMRC. You should tell them that you want to register as self-employed and also the date you started your business. You then need to start paying Class 2 National Insurance. This is a fixed weekly sum. The two ways of paying [...]

By | December 24th, 2014|Finance|0 Comments

Running a business from home…

Can’t decide between working from home or renting an office? Xero’s small business guides can help you in making your decision… Offices used to be essential for most businesses. But mobile technology and new working practices mean that many small businesses don't need any office space. Here's what you need to know about having a [...]

By | December 22nd, 2014|Xero|0 Comments

Networking and Mince Pies!

On Wednesday 17th December, Abacus, along with Simboc and Heather Benham from Growth Vouchers hosted a networking morning in Colchester, with strategic advice and solutions on how to grow your business successfully. The event was held at Weston Business centre in Colchester and was an opportunity to network over breakfast with business owners. This event [...]

By | December 19th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Braintree Accountants!

Here at Abacus Accountancy, we are not your typical stuffy accountancy firm. If you want to deal with advisers that are genuinely proactive and will work along with you to help you grow and nurture your business into the success that you desrve, then we are the accountants for you! We do this by using [...]

By | December 18th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Introducing Xero & Receipt Bank!

Here at Abacus, we are passionate about saving our clients time, money and stress and we do this by utilising cloud based technology in our practise. Introducing Xero and Receipt Bank … Xero- This is the award winning online book keeping system that we can use to manage your day to day affairs. It can [...]

By | December 15th, 2014|Xero|0 Comments

Environmental Awareness Award!

On Friday the 5th of December Abacus enjoyed another black tie event at the Colchester Business Awards as we were finalists in the Environmental Awareness Category! After a three course meal and a nervous wait, to our delight Abacus were awarded the ‘Environmental Awareness, Highly Commended’ award! Here at Abacus we are extremely passionate about [...]

By | December 9th, 2014|News|0 Comments

2015- this is your year!

With the New Year fast approaching it is a good time to look over the previous year to learn from your successes and your mistakes that you have made in your business. Whether you are a small business owner, or you are looking to start a business in 2015, we run through a few tips [...]

By | December 2nd, 2014|News|0 Comments