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Demystifying your Balance Sheet
Do you truly understand what your Balance Sheet tells about your business? Your Balance Sheet is one of the most important financial reports that measures the health of your company and helps you make some crucial business decisions.......
How do I choose an accountant?
Once your company starts growing, it’s best not to try and manage the accounts yourself as you will be spending your time doing something you’re not trained to do and isn’t revenue-generating. 
Improve your debtor days to aid cashflow recovery
During such turbulent economic times, staying on top of your debt collection is more important than ever. To better understand their situation, most businesses use debtor days - a calculation that measures, on average, how long it takes......
5 key numbers to focus on in your business now
As a business owner, understanding some aspects of accountancy and finance can be very helpful, however, in this post-lockdown world it is absolutely vital. It has never been more important to have a good grasp on your company’s finances......
Why you should file your annual Self-Assessment Tax Return early
If you’re one of the many UK taxpayers in regular employment you probably don’t need to worry about completing an annual Self-Assessment Tax Return.  Your income tax will be automatically deducted each pay day, together with National......
Everything you need to know about the new Bounce Back Loan scheme for businesses
The Coronavirus pandemic has affected each one of us, in one way or another. The last couple of months have been especially tough on the small businesses across the UK, who are struggling to survive. Luckily, though, the UK Government......
The importance of cash-flow forecasting
Cash-flow forecasting is something that every business should have at all times and not just during a crisis. Though, a major crisis, such as a market disruption or a global health pandemic is when a cash-flow forecast is needed the most......
How to write a great business plan
A good business plan is vital for the success of every company - not just start-ups looking for financial help or investments. A business plan is essentially a road map for your business that helps you stay on track with your goals and......
25 top tips for getting your invoices paid quicker
You’re an ambitious business with a great product and a strong order book. Growth is on the horizon and the future looks bright. But there’s a problem…. While generating leads and landing sales is all going to plan, getting hold of the......
Guide to choosing the right VAT scheme for your business
VAT is a complex area. With six different VAT schemes available, how you go about reclaiming VAT, and keeping your accounts in order, can be confusing – especially for new business owners.