Accountancy

Are you increasing your prices?

It’s annual price increase time here at Minerva Accountants. We usually increase prices each year by around inflation however, this year, we have suffered a disproportionate increase in software costs.…

Accountancy

90 day planning

A lot of businesses don’t bother with a business plan because things change and they’re out of date almost as soon as they are written.  I sympathise.   Although I do…

Business

36 percent

We submitted 36% of our self assessment returns in January! Last year I submitted only one in January so what changed? Well, I acquired Longhill Accounts in June and we…

Accountancy

HMRC do not make the law

HMRC do not make the law, they interpret it in the same way that accountants and tax advisers do. If we can’t agree on the interpretation then the courts will…

Business

Software efficiencies

When you started up your business you probably ran it using a spreadsheet or a Word document. But now you’ve filled your time and you’re trying to grow you need…

Business

New year clear out

You don’t have to wait until the new year to do it (see also Spring cleaning and back to school flurries of activity) but I do like an excuse for…

Business

Reusing content

Content creation takes both ideas and time so why not make the most of your content and save valuable time by using it in as many ways as possible. For…

Accountancy

ICB awards

Last month I was invited to the ICB (Institute of Certified Bookkeepers) awards, also known as the Lucas after the inventor of the double entry system, Luca Pacioli. I love…

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…