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The Abacus Accountancy Quick Guide to UK Tax

It is essential that as a business owner and employer that you are well versed on which tax is which, what you need to be paying and when. None of us wants to pay more tax than is necessary but remember there is a fine line between tax avoidance and tax evasion!!! Here's the Abacus [...]

By | May 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Pay yourself from your Small Business….

....“How much should I pay myself?” Is probably the question we get asked most often by small business owners and start-ups. Our friends over at Xero.com have put together a really good guide and we are sharing it with you here. If you’re a new business owner, don’t make the common mistake of confusing revenue [...]

By | April 12th, 2017|Business, Finance, Xero|0 Comments

The new financial year is on its way!

The new financial year is on its way, but do you know to the penny how much your Accountant is going to charge you this year? No? Perhaps you need a new accountant. Can you call your Accountant at any time, just to ask a question or get a second opinion on a business decision? [...]

By | March 17th, 2017|Business, Finance|0 Comments

Abacus Accountancy – we’re your Virtual FD

As a business owner wouldn’t it be amazing to have someone 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. Abacus Accountancy becomes a part of your team, we're like your Virtual [...]

By | February 24th, 2017|Business, Finance, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Xero can make you a 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 | February 15th, 2017|Business, Xero|0 Comments

Time for a new Accountant?

It can be difficult to know what to expect from your accountant. This makes it hard to decide if it’s time to move on, when you feel it is time for a new accountant. We’ve put together this simple guide to help you navigate this minefield:   Do you get on? Although this seems silly, [...]

By | February 1st, 2017|Business, Finance, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Measure your plans against our “Start-Up Checklist”

Is this the year you are going to take control of your destiny and be your own boss? Then you need the Abacus Accountancy "Start-Up Checklist". Make sure you tick all these boxes before you cut your ties to a regular salary and stability – you may not meet them again for a while 🙂 Start-up [...]

By | January 16th, 2017|Business, Creative, Design, Finance|0 Comments

The self-assessment tax deadline is looming……

....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 | January 6th, 2017|Business, Finance, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Make 2017 a Success, We’ll Tell You How.

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 2017, we run through a few tips [...]

By | December 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What’s on the Christmas wish list for your business?

Have those business results you dreamed of when you first set up your business proved more elusive than you thought they’d be? Do you sometimes lose sleep over cash flow issues and wish you had more cash in your business to cushion those quieter months? Do you hate to admit it, but is running your [...]

By | December 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments