Accountancy

Are timesheets useful?

Anyone who had to do timesheets in an accountancy firm probably remembers how much time they spent/wasted recording their time to the nearest 6 minutes. Then trying to make sure…

Business

How can tech help a small business?

With MTD on its way for sole traders and then limited companies it is essential to get everybody keeping digital records sooner rather than later. But, while MTD are wielding…

Accountancy

What is business advisory?

As you know I’ve spent the last year writing ‘Changing the Numbers: how to deliver advisory services for success’ to help accountants to provide real help for their business clients.…

Accountancy

What do accountants and dentists have in common?

We’re both viewed as necessary evils. I was quite shocked when, a few years ago, an old friend told me that she would rather see her dentist than her accountant.…

Business

Success spirals

I’m a self-confessed procrastinator so I use a number of techniques to get myself focused on doing the RIGHT work. Fellow procrastinators will understand that procrastination isn’t the same as…

Accountancy

When should I recruit?

It’s a question I’m often asked. You need to recruit BEFORE you get busy so that you have time to train your latest employee. Particularly if this is your first…

Business

We don’t need another hero

I’m currently reading Building a Story Brand by Donald Miller which is about getting the right marketing message for our business. It’s very good and I recommend it. Miller suggests…

Business

Secrets of my success

This week I was asked to give a talk on what has made me so successful over the last 6-12 months. Well, I’ve shared a lot of tips here (51…

Accountancy

Bring it on

2022 is here and, one week in, I’m still hanging on to my business plan. What helps is that I have a list of specific actions for all 12 of…

Business

New year, new plan

Welcome to the new year. What have you got planned? Incremental business growth, a better work life balance (how long have you been promising yourself that?) or world domination? Now…