Accountancy

Celebrating our successes

If you’ve been reading these tips for any length of time you’ll know that I am a great fan of celebrating our successes so that these positive memories remain with…

Business

Social media

This week I have been up in Scotland speaking about social media and how small businesses can use it to punch above their weight. It’s also a great way for…

Business

Money, money, money

Most small businesses fail because they run out of cash. It caught out a lot of people who couldn’t cope while they waited for covid funding came through. Hopefully we’ll…

Accountancy

How welcoming is your business?

I’m on holiday and the town I’m staying in has all sorts of churches in the centre. But the thing that strikes me is how uninviting some of them are.…

Accountancy

How do you capture good ideas?

I am so annoyed with myself! Last night I woke up with a brilliant idea for this article but I failed to make a note. Not surprisingly I had forgotten…

Accountancy

What do accountants and dentists have in common?

We’re both viewed as necessary evils. I was quite shocked when, a few years ago, an old friend told me that she would rather see her dentist than her accountant.…

Business

We don’t need another hero

I’m currently reading Building a Story Brand by Donald Miller which is about getting the right marketing message for our business. It’s very good and I recommend it. Miller suggests…

Business

Secrets of my success

This week I was asked to give a talk on what has made me so successful over the last 6-12 months. Well, I’ve shared a lot of tips here (51…

Business

New year, new plan

Welcome to the new year. What have you got planned? Incremental business growth, a better work life balance (how long have you been promising yourself that?) or world domination? Now…

Accountancy

Communication overload – how accessible should you be?

This is the busiest time of year for accountants and we’re often overwhelmed by contact from clients (in addition to the clients who never respond to any of our chasing…