Accountancy

Dealing with criticism

It’s happened to all of us at some time. In spite of our best efforts we have been on the receiving end of some sort of criticism. Here are some…

Accountancy

Seeing the other side

I like information in order to make decisions. In order to understand both sides of an argument I need to ask questions. And I make my kids do the same.…

Accountancy

How to manage a 25 hour working week

Initially I chose a 25 hour working week in order to fit around my small kids. These days they’re teenagers and (in normal times) busy with their own lives but…

Accountancy

Charlie’s MOT reminders

Are they helpful or salesy? Charlie runs my local garage. As it’s just 15 minutes walk away it’s a convenient place to get my MOT done each year. And every…

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…