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Make 2017 Successful – 5 key business strategies

Posted by Charlotte Morley in Accounts, Business, Marketing, Start Ups, The Business Hut, Tips | 0 comments

Whether you’re a new business owner or you’ve been up and running for several years, it’s important to have your basics well covered if you hope to have success.

First, you need to know what you want your success to look like and implement a plan to get there. You need to understand your products or services and how they fit into the marketplace. If you understand this then you can clearly communicate that to your potential customers.

Are you MTD ready?

Posted by Victoria Morley in Accounts, Business, News, Xero | 0 comments

If you are a landlord, self-employed or a business director, there’s a new acronym doing the rounds that you will want to be aware of  – MTD (Making Tax Digital).

Making Tax Digital is a key part of the government’s plans to make it easier for individuals and businesses to get their tax right and keep on top of their affairs – spelling the end of the annual tax return.

Work faster & smarter with Cloud Accounting

Posted by Charlotte Morley in Accounts, Business, The Business Hut, Xero | 0 comments

We often get asked “What is the cloud?”. A great example is online banking, which uses the “cloud” for secure data storage. Just as you can access online banking from anywhere, anytime. You can do the same thing with cloud accounting software.

You no longer have to rely on a single hard drive, such as as Sage or even a saved spreadsheet, to hold your important financial data. Instead, you can access that data online wherever you want, at any time.

Free Xero Conversions

Posted by Charlotte Morley in Accounts, Business, News, Xero | 0 comments

Knowing your numbers is vital when running a business. Xero’s beautiful online software can give you a whole new way of doing your bookkeeping, accounts, invoicing, payroll and reporting – from anywhere, at any time and on any device.

We’re now offering free conversions (normally worth £180!) to Xero from Sage or Quickbooks, making it the perfect time for your business to move from that old, frustrating desktop­only software and onto Xero. So why make the move?

Choosing a bookkeeper

Posted by Charlotte Morley in Accounts, Business, Networking, Start Ups, Tips, Xero | 0 comments

Choosing a new bookkeeper is like choosing a new employee. The right company can grow with your business to become a trusted colleague that you can depend on- offering advice and guidance.

Every business, no matter how small, must keep a record of every transaction. This includes sales, expenses, salaries – in fact every movement of money into and out of your business. Bookkeeping is an essential part of your business and something you’ll want to get right as your business grows. Once you’ve decided to hire a bookkeeper – whether it’s to help organise your day-to-day finances or to assist you VAT Returns; you’ll want to choose someone that’s experienced and capable. A good bookkeeper will save you time, understand your business and help manage your cash flow.