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A lot of businesses don’t bother with a business plan because things change and they’re out of date almost as soon as they are written.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

Business

Reusing content

Content creation takes both ideas and time so why not make the most of your content and save valuable time by using it in as many ways as possible. For…

Accountancy

Becoming a proactive accountant

Many accountants promote themselves as being proactive but what does that mean?  To me it entails regular conversations with our clients to ensure that they are getting the best out…

Business

Collaboration for the win

I’ve been working away in the frozen North aka Manchester. On one of the days I had a break between speaking engagements so I borrowed a desk from another forward…

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…

Business

How to tell if your prices are too low

If you’re crazy busy all of the time, not just at peak periods, then it is probably because your prices are too low. You can either increase prices to make…

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

Making flexible working work

One way to recruit and retain good staff is to offer flexible working. Flexible in terms of hours and location.Many people are uncertain how to make the change to remote…

Accountancy

Who can you delegate to?

Last week we looked at what you could delegate. This week I want to consider who you can delegate to. An employee. But what if you are a solopreneur? A…

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…