Beating procrastination in your small business

Getting motivated after a holiday weekend can be difficult and a perfect excuse to "procrastinate"!!!! Our partners at Xero.com have some good advice on how to get your enthusiasm back....... What is procrastination? All of us have felt it at one time or another – the desire to put things off. Maybe your "to do" [...]

By | May 31st, 2016|Business, Finance, Leadership, Uncategorized, Xero|0 Comments

How to Network like a Ninja

As a business owner you knew you have to network, but it doesn’t come naturally to you. You’d much rather be sat at your desk than standing in a conference hall with sweaty palms and a name tag that refuses to stay the right way round, so to get you over that hurdle, we've put [...]

Are you ready to be your own boss?

More and more people are choosing to break their employment ties and go it alone. Opting for the freedom to choose how they spend their time and the projects on which they work. With enough planning, patience and determination, this situation can be yours. We've all had a job that sucked the life out of [...]

By | May 24th, 2016|Business, Finance, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dividend Tax has changed – do you know the rules?

Company Directors - are you aware of the changes that affect how you withdraw dividends from your limited company?   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUwzvAOP1P8   If you have any questions about dividend or any other issues relating to being a company director contact us on 01376 34 35 35 or e-mail info@abacus-accountancy.com and we’ll provide the answers. @accabacus info@abacus-accountancy.com Abacus Accountancy on [...]

By | May 19th, 2016|Business, Finance, News|0 Comments

Is Auto Enrolment costing you more than necessary?

Auto Enrolment is now in full swing for most small businesses, but many employers are still ignoring the workplace pension changes and leaving themselves wide open to penalties, fines and unnecessary fines - this is money that would be better served on other areas of their business. The introduction of Auto Enrolment is the biggest [...]

By | May 17th, 2016|Business, Finance, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Don’t get left behind….

....while your competitors are making the most of cloud technology. Many small business owners are afraid to embrace cloud technology out of fear that their important business information will be hacked, but for start-ups and small businesses, the cloud can offer major advantages that they could be missing out on. Here at Abacus Accountancy we [...]

By | May 12th, 2016|Business, Finance, Uncategorized, Xero|0 Comments

Cycle to work, it’s tax free!!!

Not that long ago a tiny number of people would cycle to work in Britain. Cycling is now seen as eco-friendly, cool, healthy, cheap and practical, while bikes and those who ride them have become the epitome of style, every bearded hipster needs a bicycle :) Whether or not you are a cyclist yourself, chances [...]

By | May 10th, 2016|Business, Creative, Finance, Leadership, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Do you plan to “Go it Alone”?

Do you plan to start-up your own business, take control of your destiny and be your own boss? Do you know what you want to do, but want to keep the safety net of your full time job till you are ready to go it alone? Make sure you tick all these boxes before you [...]

By | May 5th, 2016|Business, Creative, Design, Finance|0 Comments

May the Force take care of your numbers

As a business owner wouldn't it be amazing to have a Jedi on hand, keeping on top of your numbers, making sure you keep more of the money you earn rather than paying it in tax. These people do exist and we are ACCOUNTANTS. When you work for yourself or run a small business, every [...]

By | May 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments