Business

Sustainable business: how to run a paperless office.

Both Hudson Business Advice and Minerva Accountants are paperless businesses. It feels great but, if you have a lot of paper in your business you may wish to start by…

Accountancy

Bring it on

2022 is here and, one week in, I’m still hanging on to my business plan. What helps is that I have a list of specific actions for all 12 of…

Accountancy

Communication overload – how accessible should you be?

This is the busiest time of year for accountants and we’re often overwhelmed by contact from clients (in addition to the clients who never respond to any of our chasing…

Business

Even Baldrick had a plan

As we go into a new year, do you know what you’re planning for your business? When you plan a holiday, you have a destination e.g., Spain or Scotland or…

Business

Making a come back

It’s been a busy conference season and, for a professional speaker like me, that means staying in hotels where I eat far too much and don’t manage to do any…

Business

Do some people work faster than others?

We’ve all observed that some people work faster than others but by how much? The numbers I’ve heard (sorry I can’t find the source) are that the variation in manual…

Business

Myths about setting up your own business

There are lots of myths about setting up your own small business so I thought I’d address some of them here.   You can work shorter hours – I run…

Business

What if I had never got back in the water?

When I was seven I nearly drowned! I was a strong swimmer so I was doing a personal survival lesson in oversized pyjamas as I was the smallest, skinniest kid…

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

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…