Accountancy

Becoming a proactive accountant

Many accountants promote themselves as being proactive but what does that mean?  To me it entails regular conversations with our clients to ensure that they are getting the best out…

Business

Collaboration for the win

I’ve been working away in the frozen North aka Manchester. On one of the days I had a break between speaking engagements so I borrowed a desk from another forward…

Business

The beauty of integrated apps

As you know I’ve just been on holiday. We stayed in 3 different towns/cities on the edge of the map! I had to download three different German maps to my…

Accountancy

Success is not a solo sport

I like to think that I work hard but nothing that I have achieved has ever been done alone. Both Hudson Accountants and now Minerva Accountants owe a lot to…

Accountancy

Xero in your hand

As accountants we’re usually sat in front of a computer and use Xero that way. But as a business owner I’m out and about working from all sorts of places…

Accountancy

Is remote working right for you?

Gone are the days of everybody in the office. Since covid most businesses operate some sort of hybrid system but I’ve been working remotely since 2017 and, although my old…

Accountancy

An accountant you can trust

The latest Edelman Trust Barometer was published on Wednesday to coincide with Global Ethics Day and revealed a significant increase in trust in Chartered Accountants in the wake of ongoing…

Accountancy

Hope isn’t a business strategy

I see too many businesses set up full of hope but not much of a plan. We run strategy days for all sorts of business owners, including accountants, where we…

Business

How to tell if your prices are too low

If you’re crazy busy all of the time, not just at peak periods, then it is probably because your prices are too low. You can either increase prices to make…

Accountancy

The difference between spending and investing

Oscar Wilde once said that “The cynic knows the price of everything and the value of nothing” and this is often true of accountants who are associated with cost cutting. …