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A lot of businesses don’t bother with a business plan because things change and they’re out of date almost as soon as they are written.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

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…

Accountancy

Is remote working right for you?

Gone are the days of everybody in the office. Since covid most businesses operate some sort of hybrid system but I’ve been working remotely since 2017 and, although my old…

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…