Do you have 2020 perception?
January 2020 – not only the start of a new year, but also the start of the new decade. Alongside making resolutions for the new year, many businesses are taking a longer term view – towards the remainder of the decade.
Considering we’re frequently talking to our clients about the importance of developing a vision for their business, we couldn’t let [...]
Look to the future now…
As the year draws to a close, and with the political agenda more certain following the result of the general election, it’s time to look to the future.
2019 has been a year of ups and down for many businesses…The political landscape has been turbulent to say the least, and there’s no doubt that the protracted Brexit debate has had a [...]
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 [...]