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Learn how to create a small business budget using Xero

27th March 2018

As Xero accountants we know it’s no secret that many businesses fail due to poor cash flow management. In fact in the UK, only around 50% of startups endure for more than 3 years, odds that may surprise many. A proper short-term and long-term financial plan is then key to any company’s success. Read More

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How to stop your business dreams becoming business nightmares

22nd February 2018

When businesses go right, they can make your dreams come true. But when they go wrong, all your nightmares can become real. Read More

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How much should an accountant cost your business?

19th February 2018

How much should an accountant cost? Not an unreasonable question to ask yourself. After all, we should always keep an eye on our business costs, and ensure we’re not paying more than we should have to. Read More

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When’s the best time to move your bookkeeping to Xero?

15th February 2018

Our new clients recognise the many benefits of Xero – ease of use, eliminating errors in your bookkeeping, keeping costs down, that kind of thing. Most of all, they see that Xero will give them greater control over their business. Read More

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Just how local does your accountant need to be?

8th February 2018

A local accountant is good. I won’t deny it. We like the people we work with, the people whose businesses we help. And we like meeting up with them. Face to face is a good way to do business. Read More

Time for Taxes

Is it time for you to bite the bullet and pay more tax?

6th February 2018

More tax, not less tax. No, I’ve not completely lost it. I am, seriously, as an accountant, suggesting that there are times in life where you might have to decide to pay more tax. Read More

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Is now the time to switch to cloud accounting?

31st January 2018

As soon as technology became a ubiquitous part of our daily lives, it was only a short period of time before we became equally as reliant on it as business owners. Read More

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Making Tax Digital: How Xero can ease the transition

19th December 2017

In its bid to modernise the tax system, the government introduced Making Tax Digital (MTD) in the March Budget of 2015. While MTD brings with it a number of benefits, the radical change in reporting earnings encountered a bumpy start and an even bumpier road towards implementation. Read More

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How Xero Accounting can help your business access capital

16th November 2017

One of the first lessons learned when starting a new business is that cash rules everything around you. No matter the market, money is ultimately the driving force behind a business’s longevity and success. Read More

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How Xero can solve small business accounting problems

25th October 2017

When you’re a small business owner, especially if your business is still in its infancy, your time comes at a premium. Often, what financial and human resources you do have are focused on the vital functions and running the business, leaving you to handle the more logistical and, let’s be frank, mundane administrative duties like your accounting. Read More


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