Thirteen things to expect from your accountant

Recent research shows that 82% of business owners want additional support from their accountant.  All good accountants understand this and have geared themselves up to be able to deliver more. Have a look at the thirteen points below.  Are you satisfie... Read More

Is Your Strategy Working?

High-level strategy gives direction to the management team of a business. However, these plans can often prove to be of little use to other team members. Aspects of strategy must be distilled down to actions and plans which will drive the various areas of th... Read More

Setting your goals for growth and success

Have you set your goals for this year?  If so, well done – you have started the year with a bang!  If not, the following may help to get you started. You must be able to set goals that are SMART – specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and... Read More

Are you ready to take your business to the next level?

So, your business is established and growing.  How are you going to keep the momentum going and your business on track?  You need a focused plan to take your business to the next level.  Here are eight key steps for financial performance measurement and imp... Read More

P11Ds and Dispensations

The deadline for submission of P11Ds has now passed and we can focus our attention on the current tax year.  Did you know that you can apply to HMRC for a dispensation to cover certain expenses or benefits?  P11Ds and dispensations   P11Ds and dispensatio... Read More

The Budget 2012 – Highlights

We’ve compiled a list of the key points of Chancellor George Osborne’s 2012 Budget. The full budget is available to view at the HM Revenue & Customs website: http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/budget2012/index.htm Income Tax From April 2013, the 50p top r... Read More

The Cinderella Guide to Transforming Your Business

  Cinderella’s metamorphosis followed a series of steps that can also help transform your business if you’re willing to give them a try. Why not work smarter in 2012 with our financial and business coaching service? You don’t need a handsome Princ... Read More

VAT rate changes from 4 January 2011 – are you ready?

The standard rate of VAT will increase to 20% on 4 January 2011. For any sales of goods/services made on or after 4 January 2011, you must charge VAT at 20%. Zero-rated, exempt and supplies subject to VAT at the 5% reduced rate are not affected by this ... Read More

The Pareto Principle – where is the top 20% in your business?

The Pareto principle, also known as the 80/20 rule, states that, for many events, approximately 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. The Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto, observed that 80% of the land in Italy was owned by 20% of the population... Read More

My contribution to the FT!

I live in North London and have recently purchased a shop in South London. I currently do not have a car to travel to the shop or to make cash and carrys; instead, I commute to the shop by train and use the delivery option provided by the suppliers. Can I ... Read More