Accountancy

D is for dross

When I ran my accountancy business we used to sit down once a year to run through our client list and tag everybody as A-D. A = perfect client B…

Accountancy

“10% of the year is done”

So announced Daniel Priestley (he’s one of my business heroes by the way). Yes, it was a bit of a shock when I read it but I always feel as…

Accountancy

So many ideas and not enough time

Some people struggle for ideas for their business. They have read so many books and been to so many talks but they don’t have time to implement everything or don’t…

Accountancy

Working out your minimum rate

People often ask me how much they should be charging. What they’re thinking of is the market rate and where they sit on the sliding scale of value. But it…

Accountancy

Minimising your interruptions

Interruptions can be a real pain when you’re trying to get on with the real work or the sort which requires concentration. Here are a few ideas of how you…

Accountancy

Well hello there, 2020 

Social media seems to be full of people making New Year’s Resolutions or declaring what a waste of time they are.  As is often the case, I take the middle ground.   I…

Accountancy

Christmas planning 

It happens every year. Christmas.  However you celebrate yours most of us have traditions that we repeat every year so why not remove some of the stress by having checklists? That way you can…

Accountancy

Social Media – Twitter

Last week I spoke about Linked In metrics so now it’s time to mention my favourite platform, Twitter. Twitter suits my personal style and was the main source of 1/3…

Accountancy

Social Media – Linked In

How useful is Linked In in your marketing? Most of my connections are accountants and bookkeepers but, judging by a recent post, it seems to be mainly salespeople who are…

Accountancy

Useful tools – calendars

I’m starting to plan my 2020 activities so I thought I’d share what I use to record everything. I have a variety of calendars which are all accessible via my…