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

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

Don’t reinvent the wheel

Over the years we have built up a collection of helpsheets and explanatory videos. This is because I am lazy (although I prefer to think of it as efficient) and…

Accountancy

Why it may be best to stay small

Small is beautiful. It’s also less hassle and much more agile. As the sole director of my business I can hold my board meetings in the shower and, if I…

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…

Business

Would you buy a discounted parachute?

It’s a question that Brad Burton asked which got me thinking. (So I hope it will get you thinking too) Why do we assume that we need to be cheap…

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…

Accountancy

Your business, your goals

When I talk to accountants about how to have a ‘better’ tax return season my assumption is that they want to avoid having to do all the work in a…

Business

Late payment? It’s just not good enough!

Most of my clients pay me by direct debit on a monthly contract but I recently took on a speaking engagement at short notice to help somebody out. It was…

Accountancy

Paperless at last!

Finally we’re a 100% paperless office. A nice man came and took all my archives for bulk shredding yesterday. I’m now giving away so much stationery that I’ve accumulated over…