Accountancy

How to take the first step into advisory

There are so many brilliant apps around that will add on to both Xero and Quickbooks. I like both Fathom and Fluidly and Futrli and Float too so how do…

Accountancy

4 hour work week

Have you read the book ‘The 4-hour work week’ by Timothy Ferris?I read it a few years ago thinking that it would help me to run my business more efficiently…

Accountancy

Why a good bookkeeper is worth their weight in gold

Modern software makes the data entry element of bookkeeping much easier so that small businesses can do more of their own bookkeeping and keep their costs down. They can use…

Accountancy

Being consistent on social media

Anyone who’s already read my latest book ‘Growing by numbers: How to scale up your business with confidence‘ will know I talk up the importance of steady marketing throughout the…

Accountancy

The power of a diverse team

I once worked with a young lad who had exactly complimentary skills to mine. Together we made the perfect team as we shared the same values and would happily shunt…

Accountancy

You can’t beat a good book

You can’t get everything from a book but it is a good opportunity to learn from somebody else’s mistakes. This week my shameless tip is to buy a copy of…

Accountancy

Managing your interruptions

I recently received a complaint from somebody for posting in a WhatsApp group in the middle of the night. Had I realised that they had audible notifications switched on I…

Business

The Magic Roundabout

Not the one on TV when we were kids but the one in Swindon. If you have never had the good/bad fortune to visit Swindon to see this phenomenon then…

Accountancy

How do I know when I need to delegate?

1.   Profitability – when you could make more money by paying somebody else to do the job while you earn more money elsewhere. This is why I have a PA.2.   Procrastinating –…

Accountancy

Value your time

I’ve just been watching an online conversation which includes some people who appear to want to work for nothing. You’ve probably realised by now that I love all sorts of…