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12 top tips on how to be a better business leader
Every successful business has a strong leader behind it. While some of them seem to be born knowing exactly how to lead people, to most of us it doesn’t come quite as naturally. There is a set of skills that you should acquire and......
Why am I in business or planning to be in business?
In the tax year 2018-19 there were more than 670,000 new business start ups in the UK.  That’s more than 1,800 per day and shows the incredible ambitions people hold.
15 Ways of building a better business
Every business, small or large, is constantly looking for ways to improve its operations. Building a better business means maximising your profits yet keeping your customers satisfied and your team happy. Building a successful business......
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.