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How price sensitive are your customers?

I’ve come across so many people in business who say that their customers are completely satisfied with their service but are still reluctant to put their prices up, I felt that this warranted a blog to discuss the finer points of the supply, demand & pricing...

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Why Should Accountants Specialise?

I’ve come across many accountancy professionals over the years and after asking them what they do I sometimes get the response “I’m an Accountant”. Some people are probably thinking “fair enough” but I want to discuss why it makes sense for accountants to go into a...

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Is Tax Avoidance Morally Wrong?

Unless you’ve just arrived in this country you may have noticed how much exposure the topic of tax avoidance is getting at the moment. In fact it seems to be one of the key issues leading up to the general election with every party explaining how tough they are going...

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Why is Northampton great for business start-ups?

Some of you may have read a recent issue of the Northants Business magazine which quoted a survey stating that Northampton was the 3rd best location for start-up businesses in the UK after London and then Milton Keynes. Some people might say at this point that it’s a...

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Should I come clean about unpaid tax?

The world of tax can be incredibly complicated and even the most insignificant of activities like receiving interest from savings or letting out a room in your house can have tax consequences. So it’s no surprise that thousands of businesses and individuals are hit...

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How do I deal with bad debt in my business?

All business owners will at some time or the other during their careers be faced with a customer or client who has accepted services or products but is unwilling to pay on time or at all. This bad debt is a by-product of good will and is likely to affect most...

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How does the Autumn 2014 Statement affect small businesses?

As you may be aware the autumn statement released by the chancellor has introduced a few changes to the tax regime, but what does it mean for small businesses? For Small Businesses Entrepreneurs Relief on Goodwill – This immediate change will affect any higher rate...

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Does it make sense to pay extra to buy local?

We live in a world where the range of products available to us and the ability to compare the prices of those products is better than it’s ever been. As a large proportion of shopping has now transferred to online retailers who pile them high and sell them cheap it’s...

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