5 reasons for a review this September
The school summer holidays are over and its back to school for children up and down the country. For those staring school for the first time (and their parents!), it will take some getting used to the new routine. Children moving up a class or moving on to a new school will face new challenges and a different environment to [...]
Business Lessons from the World of Sport
It’s been a great summer so far for sport fans. We’ve been treated to the Women’s World Cup, the Cricket World Cup and plenty of other sporting action on the track, field and court.
Whether you’re into playing sport, a keen observer, or a one-in-a-while- watcher, there’s no denying that sport can bring people together.
But what else can we learn from [...]
How well do you know your numbers?
We’ve all heard the phrase ‘cash is king’. The age-old phrase refers to the importance of cash flow in keeping a business running. Without adequate cash flow, ie. money in the bank, you can quickly lose the ability to pay rent, suppliers, employees and other fixed and variable costs, a scenario that results in hundreds of businesses being forced to [...]
Time for a spring clean?
Time for a spring clean?
After the Easter weekend, we’re full of the joys of spring. Spring is such a positive time of year – often associated with new beginnings and fresh starts.
The same applies to your business. If you feel like you’re stuck in a rut, plodding along or plain struggling, the start of spring is the ideal time to [...]
What’s your personal brand?
We spend a lot of time thinking about branding our businesses. Companies are often happy to spend large sums of money on their logo, their website, their external communications – all so that they present a clear and consistent message to the outside world.
But what about your own personal branding – and that of the people within the business?
As the [...]
Is it time to change the status quo?
I have been lucky enough to acquire two new clients recently. Both came to me by way of referral, and both for similar reasons.
The first client has been seeking outsourced accounting advice for a number of years, but unfortunately, the advice has proven to have been poorly administered. The client has not only missed out on financial savings, but has [...]
5 Essentials for your Christmas ‘to-do’ list
In the run up to Christmas, many of us will have a ‘to-list’ as long as our arm. With Christmas cards to write, gifts to buy, presents to wrap – it often seems like there aren’t enough hours in the day. But as we head towards the end of the month and start to think about slowing down, we’re here [...]
How to improve your chances of recruitment success
Finding and recruiting the right staff can be one of the biggest headaches for any business owner or manager. Getting it right is brilliant – you’re happy, the individual is happy and everything is hunky dory. But getting it wrong can be a costly, time consuming and generally unpleasant mistake.
So how can you ensure you get it right more often?
Here are [...]
Back to school – why we should never stop learning in business
After the long school summer holidays, it’s back to school for the kids this week. Which got me thinking… At what point do we stop considering education as a priority in our adult lives?
Just because we’ve got to where we want to be in our careers, perhaps having started a business or worked our way up to the top of [...]
What you can measure you can manage
When it comes to judging the performance of a business there’s one thing that matters – the numbers. From turnover to net profit, overheads to break-even point, figures supply us with information to make business decisions.
Whilst accounting information such as this can be invaluable, it’s all too often inaccessible – available only after the year’s accounts have been completed and [...]