Category: News

Christmas Is Coming… And So Is Your Tax Return Deadline

Every year, over a quarter of people that are due to file a Self-Assessment tax return complete it in the final 4 days before the 31st January deadline (stresses me out just thinking about it), with over 5% of returns being filed in the final 24 hours!!! However, leaving it to the last minute comes with so […]

Top Tips For Shopping On Black Friday For Your Business

It’s Black Friday this week and a lot of small business could benefit from getting all their big purchases like laptops, printers and tablets at a discounted price. I use this time of year to do just that, so I thought I would share a few helpful tips of how I research and plan what […]

10 ways to improve your time management

Time flies—especially when you are trying to get things done.  In order to be successful in business and in life, you have to actively manage your time, so it doesn’t simply slip away.  However, practising this is easier said than done. Try these 10 ways to help you manage your time better so you can […]

10 ways to improve your cashflow

If you’re reading this blog, then you already know how important cash flow is. Cash flow is the mainstay of your business. Positive cash flow means you can successfully run and grow your business, and negative cash flow — well, that needs addressing. Send Invoices Right Away Sales invoices are the lifeblood of a small […]

Benefits Of An Accountant Or Bookkeeper When Doing Your Self Assessment

You are a sole trader with a small business and most probably collating your paperwork and submitting your self assessment. So, do you really need a bookkeeper or accountant? Although it is not a mandatory requirement, there are some huge benefits of hiring a bookkeeper or accountant to submit your return. Most small business owners […]

Top Tips For Handling Stress As A Business Owner

It’s not so long ago that stress and mental health was a total taboo subject in the workplace, however with awareness campaigns, much like today ‘National Stress Awareness Day’ and so much in the media it is now talked about in businesses. So, as a small business owner what can help you stay calm and […]

Using Direct Debit In Business

Waiting on payments from customers can be one of the biggest pain-points for any small business. UK SMEs are currently chasing over £50 billion worth of late payments, while the average London-based business is waiting on SEVEN payments at any given time. However, it’s not all doom and gloom. There’s one simple change you can make […]

Being A Proactive Business Owner

In order to succeed in the world of business, it is essential for entrepreneurs to find ways to help their company be as proactive as possible. It is very easy for businesses to struggle and dip in performance without a constant effort to improve but it can also be challenging to look for ways to […]