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A lot of businesses don’t bother with a business plan because things change and they’re out of date almost as soon as they are written.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

Accountancy

Success is not a solo sport

I like to think that I work hard but nothing that I have achieved has ever been done alone. Both Hudson Accountants and now Minerva Accountants owe a lot to…

Accountancy

The difference between spending and investing

Oscar Wilde once said that “The cynic knows the price of everything and the value of nothing” and this is often true of accountants who are associated with cost cutting. …

Business

Recruiting and retaining your team

There is a skills shortage in most industries at the moment, so it is more important than ever to look after your team.  Ways that you can help your people…

Accountancy

How to buy yourself more time

Having taken over a small practice I have been able to see the time saved by good practice management software. We use Accountancy Manager but any decent practice management software…

Accountancy

More than one tool in your toolbox

When it comes to improving your business you need to have more than one tool in your toolbox.   Although we often start with getting the pricing right we also…

Accountancy

Know your client

Lots of client meetings this week. Yes, we need to know our clients for AML but chatting to them usually results in extra work. Sometimes it’s a quick query that…

Accountancy

Are you multi-tasking or attention switching?

We used to be proud to multi-task. And then we were told it was wrong as we were attention switching which was less efficient rather than more. But sometimes it…

Accountancy

Getting the most out of conferences

There are all sorts of conferences and you may attend for different reasons but you need to prioritise what you want to get out of an event in order to…