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How much should you pay yourself as a business owner?
Starting your own business means doing something you’re passionate about. However, at the end of the day, the main idea is to also make a living out of it. As a business owner, you need to decide how much money you want to pay yourself.......
7 Lessons every business could learn from Santa
There are many great businessmen that you may look up to, including Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Elon Musk. However, there’s one important name that you’re probably forgetting. You’ve guessed it - the one and only Santa Claus who runs one......
Everything you need to know about Self Assessment
For every starting entrepreneur, filing a Self Assessment for the first time can be a bit of a headache.. There are quite a few things to know and understand before you can feel comfortable with the whole process. So, to help you have a......
5 business sectors that are thriving in lockdown
The Coronavirus pandemic has affected all of us in one way or another. It has been an incredibly difficult year for a lot of businesses, especially those in hospitality and events that have been forced to shut down once again, during......
Second lockdown: What financial help is available?
On Saturday 31st October the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, announced that a second national lockdown will be taking place from Thursday 5th of November 2020. The lockdown will last until the 2nd of December, meaning that all......
7 Signs you need an accountant
Running your business without an accountant is perfectly feasible and many startups or self-employed people choose to handle their accounts themselves. But, although it might seem like a smart choice for businesses that think they......
Bookkeeping for Small Businesses
Do you know what the difference between bookkeeping and accounting is, or if there’s any difference at all?  If you don’t, you’re not alone.
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......
The latest Chancellor’s announcement - Winter Economy Plan
The COVID-19 pandemic has been significantly affecting our economy since its emergence in March. To mitigate the worst damage, the government has been introducing a variety of measures to support, protect and save businesses and......