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How much will an accountant cost?

How much will an accountant cost?

As a business owner you’re wondering how much it will cost to work with an accountant.  The answer is not as straightforward as you might think because there are many factors involved.  So we want to help you make sense of it all so that you understand the cost and...

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What is your real-life number?

What is your real-life number?

Every business owner has a real-life number. It is everything behind the scenes, that you are working towards in your real life, things like your next house, next big investment, or your pension pot. This real-life number can and should be linked with everything that...

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Why Your Business is Letting Your Family Down

Why Your Business is Letting Your Family Down

You started a business to create a better lifestyle. Whether that’s for more money, more freedom of when you want to work, more control over decision making.  Yet once you set the business up, it all seems to become a distant memory.  Your business becomes this out of...

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7 Ways to Build A Strong and Successful Team

7 Ways to Build A Strong and Successful Team

I’m sure you’ve heard the saying “Teamwork makes the dream work”, but building the right team is not always so easy.  A strong and united team that you can trust is essential for the growth of your business. It’s important that you invest time and effort into building...

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8 ways you’re sabotaging your own business

8 ways you’re sabotaging your own business

In almost every small business, there comes a point where you hit a wall. Something isn’t quite working, or the same patterns repeat themselves. Maybe it’s taking much longer to grow than you’d hoped. Perhaps your profits remain stubbornly low. There will always be...

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The 6 accounting apps you need in 2022

The 6 accounting apps you need in 2022

If one of your New Year’s resolutions as a small business owner is to make life easier and free up more time for what you love, we may have the solution. Life’s too short to spend it manually bookkeeping, so here are the 6 accounting apps that could change your life...

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Why you need time off from your business

Why you need time off from your business

What will you do over the Christmas break? Switch off completely, or periodically check emails and maybe even use the time to catch up on work? Yes, the Christmas period is a good opportunity to get ahead for the new year – but the bottom line is, you need time off....

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5 lessons from entrepreneurs

5 lessons from entrepreneurs

Running a business sometimes feels like an endless learning curve. Here are five successful entrepreneurs we can take inspiration from. We have ups, downs, triumphs and failures, but the most successful business owners know that every experience can teach us a...

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The 10 most common questions about VAT

The 10 most common questions about VAT

Getting your head around VAT registration is about as joy-inducing as a trip to the dentist. There’s a lot to consider, and even more to understand. Whether you’re a self-employed sole trader, part of a partnership or the owner of a limited company, you’ll need to...

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Are you losing out in unclaimed expenses?

Are you losing out in unclaimed expenses?

Small business owners across the country are losing thousands of pounds a year on unclaimed expenses. Could you be one of them? Knowing exactly what you can and can’t claim for is one of the biggest barriers to reclaiming what you’re owed, but it’s not always an easy...

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