Accountancy

Catalyst for growth?

As I’ve had time to speak to more businesses this week it would seem that Covid 19 has been a catalyst for all sorts of business improvements that were already…

Accountancy

You don’t need to outrun the lion

Things are starting to settle down a little as we adapt to a new normal and start to consider the best way to make use of life under lockdown and…

Accountancy

Who are Minerva Accountants?

When I sold my first practice and was approached by fellow accountants and bookkeepers to mentor them on their own journey it was because I had proven practical experience. It’s…

Accountancy

Ready assembled vs flatpack   

I was thinking about the difference between ready assembled furniture and flatpack. The former is generally more substantial, better made and may last for generations. The latter might be cheap…

Accountancy

Bounce Back Loans: how will you use yours?

The announcement of simple bounce back loans is the next best thing to a grant. While some will need them to cover existing costs and worry about repaying next year…

Accountancy

Creating a paperless business

There are all sorts of reasons for operating a paperless business. Saving paper is better for the environment, online saves physical space, online saves mess and cluttered desks. Your accounts…

Accountancy

Lockdown motoring

Motoring tips this week courtesy of MrH, former Test Engineer and brakes specialist (including F1, R&D, and brakes for ordinary cars), who still looks after my car. Cars hate being…

Accountancy

Life on the outside

After the initial Coronavirus crisis a couple of weeks ago we now seem to be settling down to a new “normal”. Now that we are through the worst of the…

Accountancy

When your confidence has gone AWOL

At the moment there are too many tired people trying to do too much under difficult circumstances. They’re out of routine and possibly sleep deprived too. No wonder that more…

Accountancy

Benefits of daily exercise

One of the outings that we are allowed each day is to take some exercise. Here’s a reminder of why we should be doing this anyway, but particularly now.– Physical health– Mental…