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5 things I wish I did on day one of my business

Hindsight can be as useful as it is pointless, after all how else would you know to look ahead in your business if you weren’t aware of all the opportunities you had missed out on in the past. I’ve been running my own accountancy business in Northampton for a year and...

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Does your business ever run out of momentum?

A long time ago when I was in the army reserve I was part of a training exercise at Copehill Down, a village built on Salisbury plain specifically designed to train soldiers on how to fight in built up areas (FIBUA). Something one of the instructors said has stuck in...

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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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