8 12, 2016

Wrongly claiming expenses! STOP now.

By | December 8th, 2016|Business, Finance, News|0 Comments

What you can and can't include when claiming expenses for your business can be a bit of a minefield, here are a few pointers to stop  you getting into bother with the good people at HMRC:   Throwing money away!! Every single receipt is precious for a small business. You don’t need a personal assistant [...]

30 11, 2016

Freelancers and the Gig Economy

By | November 30th, 2016|Business, Finance, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Are you a Freelancer making your way in the Gig Economy? Living off your creativity brings with it a huge amount of satisfaction and the feeling of being independent, your own boss. But there are certain things that can burst that bubble, one of which is sorting out your accounts and (sorry we've got to [...]

23 11, 2016

Do you need a Business MOT?

By | November 23rd, 2016|Business, Finance, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

We’re just over half  way through the financial year, so maybe it’s time for a “Business MOT”. You make sure your car is fit to get you through the year, so why not do the same with your company? Here are the main areas that should be reviewed to make sure you are hitting your [...]

17 11, 2016

Doing your own bookkeeping? Beware of these mistakes…..

By | November 17th, 2016|Business, Finance, Uncategorized, Xero|0 Comments

You may have been in business for years or you could be a young start-up finding your feet, either way, if you are spending time carrying out your own bookkeeping, make sure you are not falling foul of any of these errors……   Combining personal and business bank accounts Don’t get too caught up in [...]

8 11, 2016

No more tax returns? Welcome to Digital Tax.

By | November 8th, 2016|Business, Finance, News, Uncategorized, Xero|0 Comments

We are seeing the biggest shake-up on Self-Assessment for years, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) wants its relationships with taxpayers to have become almost exclusively digital, and digital tax accounts represent a significant step towards this goal. Under the new system, an organisation’s or an individual’s digital tax accounts will be accessible by them at [...]

2 11, 2016

Termination Payments, the Rules are Changing….

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

From April 2018, the treatment of termination payments made by employers will be changing, employer's, but not employee's NI will be charged on all termination payments that exceed £30,000. As an additional cost to employers, this will potentially make redundancies much more expensive. HMRC are also planning on consulting on wider changes to the tax and [...]

25 10, 2016

Choosing your Business Entity.

By | October 25th, 2016|Branding, Business, Finance, Leadership, News|0 Comments

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 [...]

19 10, 2016

Does your Accountant know how your business works?

By | October 19th, 2016|Business, Finance|0 Comments

Do you know to the penny how much your Accountant is going to charge you this year? Can you call your Accountant at any time, just to ask a question or get a second opinion on a business decision? Is your Accountant working with you to grow your business? Does your Accountant know how your [...]

11 10, 2016

Is it time for a Price Rise?

By | October 11th, 2016|Business, Finance, Leadership, News, Uncategorized, Xero|0 Comments

When did you last implement a price rise for your service or product? Very often small business owners fear they'll lose customers if they raise their prices, so prices remain the same year after year, while the cost of doing business and the cost of living goes up. Make sure that you don't fall into [...]

7 10, 2016

Do you know your numbers?

By | October 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Do you know your numbers? As a small-business owner, your days are packed with an endless number of tasks that keep your business on track. Often when time is tight, some of these tasks are neglected and the financial side of the business is first to suffer - but that's a big mistake. It is [...]