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A lot of businesses don’t bother with a business plan because things change and they’re out of date almost as soon as they are written.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

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

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…

Accountancy

How to increase your earnings

At the Business Book Awards last week the founder, Lucy McCarraher shared the fact that business leaders who read more than 7 books per year earn 2.3 times more than…

Business

Aaaaand I’m back!

This is a bit of a personal one. After 5 years of debilitating ‘women’s problems’ (not a secret but you probably don’t want the details so just take it from…

Business

The baby bear amount

Not too much, not too little, but just right. If you’re reading this then you’re probably like me and read/watch a lot of other business advice books and other resources.…

Business

Why Monday morning made me sad

I recently decided to make a concerted effort to stay on top of my emails. Not an Inbox Zero exercise where you just hide them in different folders (I tried…

Accountancy

I am strong but I am tired

It happens to most of us at some point. November seems to be a busy month for me these days and I’m getting used to it. In the same way…

Business

Trust the process

You’ve probably been there. Business is quieter than usual and you don’t know why. When you’ve been running your business for a few years you get used to this and…

Accountancy

Continuing professional development

This week I’ve been busy with my QAD inspection. As a chartered accountant I have these inspections regularly. Although I like to think that we do everything ‘by the book’…