Accountancy

How do I know when I need to delegate?

1.   Profitability – when you could make more money by paying somebody else to do the job while you earn more money elsewhere. This is why I have a PA.2.   Procrastinating –…

Accountancy

Value your time

I’ve just been watching an online conversation which includes some people who appear to want to work for nothing. You’ve probably realised by now that I love all sorts of…

Accountancy

Tiny productivity hacks

I’ve been struggling a little with mental discipline since Coronavirus has been a reality in the UK. It’s not a problem I usually have so I’m only just learning how…

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…