Business

The beauty of integrated apps

As you know I’ve just been on holiday. We stayed in 3 different towns/cities on the edge of the map! I had to download three different German maps to my…

Business

Recruiting and retaining your team

There is a skills shortage in most industries at the moment, so it is more important than ever to look after your team.  Ways that you can help your people…

Accountancy

How to buy yourself more time

Having taken over a small practice I have been able to see the time saved by good practice management software. We use Accountancy Manager but any decent practice management software…

Accountancy

5 minutes a day keeps the accountant at bay

I’m starting an initiative for business owners to do their bookkeeping in FIVE MINUTES PER DAY rather than leaving it all to the end of the year. If you’re on…

Business

How to get the most out of your team

Personality profiling is often criticised as it is not an exact science. However, as long as you understand the limitations, it can be very helpful. We use DiSC profiling but…

Accountancy

Are you multi-tasking or attention switching?

We used to be proud to multi-task. And then we were told it was wrong as we were attention switching which was less efficient rather than more. But sometimes it…

Business

Would you buy a discounted parachute?

It’s a question that Brad Burton asked which got me thinking. (So I hope it will get you thinking too) Why do we assume that we need to be cheap…

Business

People are more important than things

This is one of my fundamental beliefs although it may sound a little odd for an accountant who primarily advises people how to grow their business and/or how to make…

Business

Are you too available?

Emails, phone calls, texts, messaging systems of every kind! Are we making ourselves too available at the expense of actually getting the work done? I know lots of accountants suffered…

Accountancy

Why to enter awards

I love judging awards as I get a sneak preview of what the best accountancy businesses are doing. It’s really exciting to see people pushing the profession forwards. This year…