Accountancy

Rishi’s largesse

Here’s a quick summary of the Winter Plan announced on Thursday 24 September 2020… Coronavirus Jobs retentions Scheme (CJRS) will be replaced with a new scheme (accountants stocking up on gin and…

Accountancy

Quick software hacks

Software is changing all the time but here are a few useful bits that you may not have spotted in your existing software:Xero I still come across people who haven’t…

Accountancy

Being consistent on social media

Anyone who’s already read my latest book ‘Growing by numbers: How to scale up your business with confidence‘ will know I talk up the importance of steady marketing throughout the…

Accountancy

You can’t beat a good book

You can’t get everything from a book but it is a good opportunity to learn from somebody else’s mistakes. This week my shameless tip is to buy a copy of…

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

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

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

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…