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One of the many things I love about working with the variety of clients we have is being able to recommend them to each other.  We work with very few businesses which offer the same service so the opportunities to recommend are extensive. As a business we use our clients to provide services…
As a business owner how often do you review the costs going out of your business or do you rely on someone else to do that for you? Costs reduce your profit so you really need to understand exactly what running your business and creating your turnover is costing you. These are our tips for checking your costs…
In our business I believe having a qualification to do bookkeeping or payroll is essential. For me,studying to gain a qualification shows commitment to providing a professional service and is the foundation for building on that skill and knowledge.…
If you are taking on people to help you in your business you need to know whether they will be a worker or an employee.  Worker and employee are two different statuses of employment and each have different rights which a business owner or employer should be aware of. So how do you distinguish between each employment status?…
If you want to grow your business at some stage you will need to take on your first employee.  It can be daunting because there are many things you need to consider.  But once you have taken that first step you are on your way to developing your business.…
If you are a provider of services to your customer how often do you review the service you provide to them?  Are you providing the service they want or the service you think they want?  Do they know what they want or do they trust you to provide the service you think they should have?…
HMRC have numerous tools and calculators available on their website.  Whether you want to get an estimate of the tax you may have to pay in the current year, your Statutory Maternity Pay entitlement or whether you want to find out if you qualify for tax credits there will be a useful calculator for you.  The tools cover a wide variety of topics but the most recent one is about Preparing your Business for the UK leaving the EU.…
Businesses fail for many reasons but nearly all of them cite outside forces working against them - rent or rate rises, parking charges, delays caused by suppliers, no support from the bank, etc, etc. What they don't think about is that maybe they are selling the wrong product…
I was chatting with a business owner today who said there are only two advantages to being self-employed - you can go on holiday when you like and you can work with who you want to. That started me thinking - are there really only two advantages and no disadvantages?  If that was the case why isn't everyone self-employed?…
As an employer you can pay your employees for mileage incurred when they are using their own car to travel on business.  HMRC sets out the rates you can pay without the payment being subject to tax and NI. The approved rate is…
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