Start-up but don’t break the bank

If you’ve ever wanted to be your own boss, starting a business is the way to go. Just think, you don’t have to answer to anyone but yourself. You set the deadlines, decide on the workload, and take control of every aspect of the business. But there’s usually one thing in the way: money. It’s [...]

By | November 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

True or False?

Very quickly in the start-up process you will find out that everyone you speak to is a business expert, (even though they don't run a business of their own). Filter this unsolicited advice very carefully, as surprising as it may seem, it's not all true!!! To keep you on your toes, here is a quick [...]

By | November 24th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

#AskAbacus – How to choose an Accountant

With #AskAbacus, we try, each week, to answer some of the questions we get asked most often.

By | November 20th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Networking’s not working?

If you are the kind of person who stands in the corner of an event, staring intently at your phone screen pretending to read an amazing email from a super important imaginary business contact, then you know what we're talking about. As a business owner you knew you have to network, but it doesn't come [...]

By | November 17th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

We can make you a Xero Hero

Here at Abacus Accountancy we are HUGE fans of Xero, the cloud based accountancy package. If you are holding back from taking the step into the cloud we are more than happy to discuss and hopefully allay any fears you may have. If we can be one over by the benefits then we know you [...]

By | November 12th, 2015|Xero|0 Comments

TAX, do you know the basics?

We all know that businesses need to pay tax, but how many sole traders and small businesses are actually properly advised on what they should be paying? If you're trading as a sole trader or partnership you are eligible to to pay (how much you actually pay is a whole other ball game!!) Income Tax [...]

By | November 10th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Look after the pennies and …..

....the pounds will take care of themselves.The SME Finance Monitor, a quarterly survey of 5,000 smaller businesses, revealed that 64% of businesses have not used external debt in the last five years. Many business people must wonder how they can manage without borrowing. The answer is likely to be due to good cashflow management. Clive Owen, [...]

By | November 4th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments