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Are you guilty of prematurely celebrating?

Are you guilty of prematurely celebrating?

The other day I was just thinking back to some of my first experiences marketing my business, I’d sometimes have weeks where I had quite a few enquiries from potential clients only to not land any of them for one reason or the other. What made not getting these...

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Don’t dumb things down, dumb them up.

Don’t dumb things down, dumb them up.

I’ve spent a large part of my career using information to run a business or helping other people to run a business by supplying them with a smorgasbord of reports, forecasts, KPI’s and scorecards, after spending enough time with small business owners I’ve been having...

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R&D tax credits aren’t rocket science

R&D tax credits aren’t rocket science

Over the last few months I’ve come across several business owners who are aware of the R&D tax credit scheme but don’t think in a million years their business could qualify for it, I wanted to write this blog to highlight some of the opportunities and risks...

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What is a Chartered Management Accountant?

What is a Chartered Management Accountant?

Have you ever noticed how one accountant might have certain letters after their name and another offering the same services might have completely different letters? Unlike solicitors, dentists or doctors, accountancy as an industry is unregulated by the government,...

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Do I need an accountant?

Do I need an accountant?

This a question that comes up quite frequently with new business owners and with more money going out than in, trying to keep control of the costs is often the biggest priority and you can see why so many people ask it. According to the government and HMRC you don’t...

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Are you a business empire or republic?

Are you a business empire or republic?

You’re a growing business, you’ve just brought in that big contract and you’re well on your way to joining the elite of the business world. This might seem like a fairy tale when you’re at day one, struggling to pay your mortgage and put food on the table but that is...

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Will stock make or break you boutique?

Will stock make or break you boutique?

I've been working with retailers of all shapes and sizes for many years now and that has given me a unique insight into the challenges facing them, for this blog I’m going to focus on the small boutiques that enhance our high streets and give it the character they...

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

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?

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?

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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