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The 10 Commandments of managing a small business – Part 1

16th January 2015

10 Commandments. Used throughout history as an effective way to get crucial information across (by, let’s face it, some extremely powerful people). Here’s part 1 of our 10 commandments for managing a small business. Read More

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3 lies about successful businesses

12th January 2015

Even though we should know better, there are some media-driven myths that we hear so often they claw their way into our minds and settle down. Read More

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Are we right for each other?

27th November 2014

Choosing an accountant and business adviser is an important decision. You need a good one, sure, but there’s more to it than that – you need one that’s a good fit – that’s right for you. Read More

Why we love Xero (and you should too)

Let’s get something straight from the outset. I may be an accountant, but I don’t make a habit of being excited or happy about bookkeeping software. Honestly. Read More

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Top 10 Barriers to Business Growth

24th November 2014

According to a recent report, these are the top 10 barriers you might experience when trying to push your business to the next level. Read More

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Rise of the Micropreneur

21st November 2014

Overall, it seems like good times for the economy. A great deal of the growth comes from very small business startups – the mighty Micropreneurs. Read More

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Why you need to be a System Addict

18th November 2014

A big barrier to growth in a business is the fact that many business owners are, by nature, control freaks. They started the business, and live secure in the knowledge that nobody can do it quite like they can. I put my own hand in the air to this. Guilty. Read More

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Do you have a job or a business?

10th November 2014

Many self-employed people automatically assume they have a business. After all, you have more control over your time, more reward from any profits you generate – all good stuff, surely? Read More

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Financial planning for businesses

12th September 2014

Business isn’t just about numbers, as anyone involved in the business world will tell you. But having a firm grasp of the numbers is absolutely necessary if you want to maximise your chances of success. Failing to plan is planning to fail, and all that…. Read More

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What are your VAT options?

15th August 2014

As well as deciding whether or not you want to (or have to) register for VAT, there are a few choices you have to make once you’ve done it. Read More

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