Business

What’s the worst that can happen?

I did it! I completed my first triathlon in over four years! Not only did I complete it but I managed to do it in similar times to fours years…

Business

Myth busting: build it and they will come?

I’ve seen lots of startups think that, just by buying stock or building a website, they will automatically generate business but, as you experienced people know, it’s a lot harder…

Business

Efficiency: conserve your strength for the long haul

Lots of triathlon and sports metaphors to come. Triathlons, like running a business, are an endurance event. We’ve seen the Brownlee brothers and others helped across the finish line (there’s…

Accountancy

What’s so special about 30 days?

What are your payment terms? Do you even have stated payment terms? Most businesses seem to opt for 30 days from the end of the month of invoice which means…

Business

Are you making progress?

I was talking to a client today who felt that she hadn’t made progress because she hadn’t actually achieved any of the goals that she had set herself. Sometimes business…

Accountancy

Making Tax Digital – ITSA

As we adapt to a post-Brexit world with Covid, accountants are also trying to look forward to the next phase of MTD (Making Tax Digital) for Income Tax and Self…

Business

How do you want to spend your day?

When I first set up my business I had a vision of how I wanted to spend my days and you probably did too. I wrote mine down but you…

Business

Periods and menopause – for the men

These are often seen as women’s issues but, as about half the workforce are female, they’re things that employers need to know, whether they are male or female. By the…

Business

Is your business working for you or are you working for your business?

When I started up each of my businesses I had a dream. Not a huge, Martin Luther King type of dream that would change the world, but a smaller dream…

Business

What to say when somebody asks for a discount

You spend ages working out the right prices for your business and then somebody asks for a discount! Before saying yes you need to work out what you get in…