Accountancy

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going

It’s a quote by entrepreneur Jim Rohn I encounter far too many instances where people explain that they’re struggling to achieve anything because they’re ‘not feeling motivated’. While we all…

Business

Xero and the environment

At Accountex earlier this month I was reminded of some software called Ecologi which links to Xero and can analyse your spend to identify your environmental impact and potential savings.…

Accountancy

We don’t take just anyone

It’s not that we don’t like you. Far from it. We like to serve people where we can provide the most value. At Hudson Business Advice we only choose clients…

Accountancy

Get your own house in order first

This week I received one of those spammy emails offering me accounts and tax services. As if the lack of research wasn’t bad enough the so-called accountant was nearly struck…

Accountancy

What does it mean to be a professional?

You may not know that I belong to two professional bodies. I’m a Fellow of the ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) and also a member of…

Accountancy

An unlimited market?

In accountancy there seem to be far more businesses than good accountants and it is possible to take on unlimited clients (assuming you had the resources). So why wouldn’t you?…

Accountancy

The ‘Icarus’ budget 

I set up my first business with the intention of doing a few sets of accounts from the kitchen table to fit around my kids. But my background BC (before…

Accountancy

Collaboration for the win

A while ago our local post master observed my kids spending their pocket money and reported back to me. Apparently they figured out that if they pooled their money they…

Accountancy

Courtesy calls, love them or hate them?

Personally, I hate them. The caller doesn’t know what I’m doing. In a business that often requires intense thinking that means that the phone usually interrupts my train of thought.…

Business

Is it your husband’s business?

When I set up my first business in 2009, I lost track of the number of times that I was asked whether it was my husband’s business or mine! Initially…