12 04, 2017

How to Pay yourself from your Small Business….

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

....“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 [...]

17 03, 2017

The new financial year is on its way!

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

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? [...]

24 02, 2017

Abacus Accountancy – we’re your Virtual FD

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

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 [...]

15 02, 2017

Xero can make you a Hero

By | February 15th, 2017|Business, Xero|0 Comments

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 [...]

1 02, 2017

Time for a new Accountant?

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

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, [...]

16 01, 2017

Measure your plans against our “Start-Up Checklist”

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

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 [...]

6 01, 2017

The self-assessment tax deadline is looming……

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

....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 [...]

28 12, 2016

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

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

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 [...]

23 12, 2016

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

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

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 [...]

16 12, 2016

£300 of TAX FREE wine and gifts for Christmas!

By | December 16th, 2016|Business, Creative, Finance, News|0 Comments

Here’s the deal: If you own a company, or employ staff you can give gifts of up to £50 per employee totally tax free under HMRC’s Trivial Benefits Exemptions! If you are a director of the company, you count as an employee and therefore you can award yourself a gift! This can be practically anything [...]