Accountancy

How to separate amicably

… with the help of a shareholders’ agreement. A shareholders’ agreement is a bit like a pre-nuptial contract. I always encourage businesses with more than one director/shareholder to get one…

Accountancy

How do you eat an elephant?

… One bite at a time. Or so the saying goes. How do you complete a big project? One step at a time. Whether completing a tax return, growing your…

Accountancy

Is work-life balance really achievable?

Yes. I started, grew and finally sold my first business all while working just an average of 25 hours a week. Some weeks were more but others were less. Here’s…

Accountancy

Successful People

“If you’re ever lucky enough to be successful in what you choose to do, don’t ever believe your own hype, and remember it could all stop tomorrow. Do whatever you…

Accountancy

Entering awards

Last month was awards season (congratulations to all the winners and finalists) and, as I often get asked to judge accountancy awards, I thought I’d share some hints for those…

Accountancy

The future of handshakes

A bit of discussion on social media this week on whether we will go back to handshakes. I’ve been informed that handshakes spread more germs than a simple kiss, so what…

Accountancy

Being there

As you may know I do a lot on social media. Whilst I may not follow the advice of experts I do get business this way, and last year I…

Accountancy

When a staff member leaves

If you’re fortunate to have a brilliant team it can be quite hard when a member of staff leaves. Assuming that they’re leaving for the right reasons and that you’ve already…

Accountancy

Caffeine pill or freshly brewed coffee?

Plenty of people are dependent on caffeine so why don’t they take caffeine pills? They are legal after all. They don’t even drink instant coffee that can be made in…

Accountancy

What’s on your stress list?

This week’s tip is stolen from Andrew and Pete of Atomic. (Sorry guys but I can return it any time you like). They are amongst my favourite marketing people and almost…