Take Time Out

With the end of the financial year rapidly approaching, do you know how well your business has performed, have you met your targets and goals? Many small business owners lose sight of their plans as they are too busy in their business rather than running the business, it's very hard to stick your head above [...]

By | February 26th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

“Tricks” to getting that invoice paid quicker

For a small business few things are more important than getting paid on time, as payment delays can seriously disrupt cash flow. When searching for ways to speed payment, keep in mind that the most effective solutions are often the most simple. The invoice you send your customer is, hands down, the most important communication [...]

By | February 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Are you an Accountant?

Whatever your reason for setting up your business, your design skills, your flair for cooking or your love of bikes, we're pretty certain that your plans did not include plowing through receipts, stressing about late returns to HMRC or balancing the books. So it still surprising that so many small business owners think they will [...]

By | February 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Is your Accountant working for you or with you?

Your accountant, should be a valued advisor, not just someone who bills you once a year and sends you a copy of your accounts. The right accountant should be a key component in the growth and success of your business. Unfortunately many businesses don’t think about their accountant in this way, but that is not [...]

By | February 16th, 2016|Finance, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Do you have Passion?

People often say they are "passionate" about their business, but are they? To prove that you are then you need to convey passion, in how you talk about your business, describe your product/service and draw in your potential customers. If you need a plumber and the first one you call says "I love plumbing, plumbing [...]

By | February 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Auto enrolment – don’t ignore it

  A recent study by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) states that three quarters of small businesses feel the Auto Enrolment regulations will put too much pressure on them, and that one in four think their business might not cope with the added financial demands. It is essential that as a small business owner [...]

By | February 9th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Decisions, decisions

So you’ve decided to take that business idea floating about in your head, and turn it into a reality; you’ve got a name, now you just need an Entity- but which is right? You should assess the types based on your available time, commitment and resources, and consider long-term goals for your business. Although you [...]

By | February 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mind your balance

At this time of year, after a long January and the bleak weather it can be hard to be positive about your work-life balance, work-life integration, work-life fusion, whatever you choose to call it. A lot of people say that they started their business or broke away from “regular” nine to five work, to achieve [...]

By | February 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments