Accountancy

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going

It’s a quote by entrepreneur Jim Rohn I encounter far too many instances where people explain that they’re struggling to achieve anything because they’re ‘not feeling motivated’. While we all…

Business

Xero and the environment

At Accountex earlier this month I was reminded of some software called Ecologi which links to Xero and can analyse your spend to identify your environmental impact and potential savings.…

Accountancy

Get your own house in order first

This week I received one of those spammy emails offering me accounts and tax services. As if the lack of research wasn’t bad enough the so-called accountant was nearly struck…

Accountancy

What does it mean to be a professional?

You may not know that I belong to two professional bodies. I’m a Fellow of the ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) and also a member of…

Business

Is it your husband’s business?

When I set up my first business in 2009, I lost track of the number of times that I was asked whether it was my husband’s business or mine! Initially…

Business

Should I be a limited company?

There are all sorts of reasons for incorporating and most of these are unchanged but two things have changed or are about to change. 1.Corporation tax increases combined with National…

Business

What is a Clarity review?

We try to encourage all our business clients to have regular Clarity reviews. These can be monthly, quarterly or annually depending on the size of the business. We connect their…

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A lot of businesses don’t bother with a business plan because things change and they’re out of date almost as soon as they are written.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

HMRC do not make the law

HMRC do not make the law, they interpret it in the same way that accountants and tax advisers do. If we can’t agree on the interpretation then the courts will…

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…