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Is your bookkeeping “acting” up?

You didn’t become a musician or an actor or a freelance performer to be able to sit there and do paperwork, did you? Unfortunately, as with all self-employed businesses, paperwork is a key aspect, and accounts and tend to run our lives at certain times of the year. Many of us struggle with the amount […]

Actors: Want to reduce your tax?

Your agent has just called, you’ve got an audition…but it’s the other side of the country and it’ll be expensive to get there, and an early start so maybe you need to book a hotel too! Those expenses are slowly adding up… Sound familiar? Check out this post for all your allowable acting expenses.   […]

Start of the year checklist for Business Owners!

As we approach the end of 2018, it’s the perfect time to sit and reflect upon your business finances. Did you struggle or exceed your expectation? What was successful and brought in lots of profit? What didn’t go as well and requires further thought?   Whether you’ve struggled or exceeded your expectations, it’s time to […]

Fintech’s are transforming the role of Accountants!

Deregulation and new technology are transforming the way in which businesses manage their money and finances. The accountant world is about to have an overhaul – new technology, new software and new regulations! The traditional, cautious accountant is set for a shake-up! New opportunities for businesses with be created by the introduction and utilisation of […]

A Start-up’s Guide to Cloud Accounting

No matter what your industry, as a start-up you’ll have a million and one things to do in order to get your business up and running. So, finding time to devote to accounting and financial matters probably isn’t on top of your to-do list. However, submitting annual accounts is mandatory for any business and being […]

5 undervalued benefits of outsourcing your small business bookkeeping

Outsourcing your small business bookkeeping has never been easier or more compelling than it is today. The expansion of online technology in general, and of cloud computing in particular, has drastically changed the way we all do business. Finding, contacting, and ultimately working with those services that can help your company run more smoothly—and generate a […]

Business Process Outsourcing: could it help my small business?

Outsourcing is no longer for just big businesses, it could help you run your start-up more efficiently and save you time and money long term. Many businesses in today’s markets are outsourcing business support roles, also known as business process outsourcing (BPO), including Lloyds, HSBC, British Airways and Carlsberg. Outsourcing is becoming more accessible to […]

What you need to look for if you’re outsourcing your accounts

Outsourcing can benefit small business by saving time and costs. So, what should you look at for? In small businesses, the accounts function often tends to stay in-house and it can be quite a dilemma to consider outsourcing it. Many businesses only ever consider the cost implications and not the benefits when considering outsourcing, which […]

31st January is nearly upon us! Tax return completed and filed?

No? Don’t panic! Here’s your easy guide to meet That Deadline! The deadline for completing 2016/17 tax returns is now 8 DAYS away and probably approaching far too fast for the over 11 million people who need to file Self-Assessment tax returns each year. I bet many of you didn’t realise that if any return filed […]

It’s no longer “Business as usual”…

Business is changing and faster than ever before.  And accountants are no longer immune to these changes. What are the 3 major things that are changing? The demystifying of accounting  Accountants have been relying on double entry bookkeeping for over 400 years and although the basic principles have not changed they rely on baffling business […]