Accountancy

Things to think about when pricing

Whilst I would encourage people to value price where possible it is often more practical to quote fixed prices. Here are some of the things to consider when setting your…

Business

How much should I save?

How much cash should you leave in your business and how much should you take out? The generally accepted wisdom is three months worth of costs. I don’t know the…

Business

What’s the worst that can happen?

I did it! I completed my first triathlon in over four years! Not only did I complete it but I managed to do it in similar times to fours years…

Business

Myth busting: build it and they will come?

I’ve seen lots of startups think that, just by buying stock or building a website, they will automatically generate business but, as you experienced people know, it’s a lot harder…

Business

Efficiency: conserve your strength for the long haul

Lots of triathlon and sports metaphors to come. Triathlons, like running a business, are an endurance event. We’ve seen the Brownlee brothers and others helped across the finish line (there’s…

Accountancy

Making Tax Digital – ITSA

As we adapt to a post-Brexit world with Covid, accountants are also trying to look forward to the next phase of MTD (Making Tax Digital) for Income Tax and Self…

Business

Is your business working for you or are you working for your business?

When I started up each of my businesses I had a dream. Not a huge, Martin Luther King type of dream that would change the world, but a smaller dream…

Business

What to say when somebody asks for a discount

You spend ages working out the right prices for your business and then somebody asks for a discount! Before saying yes you need to work out what you get in…

Business

Are you a procrastinator?

I don’t know about you but I’m terrible at this. It’s not the same as being lazy as I’m usually doing something; just not the thing that I’m supposed to…

Accountancy

AC12 efficiency

I’m a Line of Duty fan and one of the things that really impresses me is their evidence packs. It’s like an enhanced audit file where everything they say has…