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Grow your business with divergent thinking

Want to grow your business? Start by changing the way you think! With the right mindset and the right approach to divergent thinking, you can solve problems, foster new ideas, and use them to build an even better business. Here’s how divergent thinking can help you build a business that stands the test of time....

May 19, 2022

How to get the most out of your accounting software

Ready to take back control of your business? When it comes to small business finances, automation really is the way forward. There’s no doubt that technology makes our lives easier in so many ways. And as business owners, accounting software is making accounting quicker, more accurate, and easier than ever to keep on top of. You have access to a 360 degree view of you business’s performance, anytime, anywhere. Data is secured in the cloud, with no need to do backups or archive paper files. T...

May 5, 2022

4 steps to small business success

Running a business takes grit, determination, and ambition. Throw in repetition, consistency, and an unwavering dedication to lead with your values.Every business has its ups and downs, but knowing you’re running a business built on your passions and beliefs is what will help you overcome challenges and celebrate your wins that little bit more.Here are four lessons for creating a business that is built to last....

April 14, 2022

Bookkeeping basics: how to take control of your business

Staying on top of the numbers and getting a handle on your bookkeeping is vital to running a successful and healthy business.Let’s face it– recording and organising financial data isn’t the most glamorous or exciting part of running a business (unless you really love numbers). But it’s super important to get it right.We like to think of bookkeeping as the foundation of your business’s finances. It forms the basis for all of your financial reports, budgets, and cash flow forecasts.With ...

March 24, 2022

How to remove the stress of running a business

Feeling overwhelmed by lack of time? An ever-growing to-do list that never seems to get smaller? The same time-consuming tasks piling up every month? You’re not alone. As a business owner, there's lots to keep on top of. Sometimes, the list can feel never-ending.But with the right approach, you can harness tools and software to reduce the time, effort, and stress of running a business. Read on to find out how technology can remove the stress of running a business....

March 11, 2022

Thinking of working with us? Here are 6 things you should know

We’re renegade accountants in revolt against archaic systems, clunky processes, and outdated ways of doing business– and we’re determined to change the accounting industry for the better. We’re passionate about helping businesses thrive. We envision a world where people understand their finances, where they don’t feel like a novice when it comes to bookkeeping and accounts, where they feel in control, and confident to make the right decisions for their business. And we believe you dese...

February 24, 2022

5 common small business accounting mistakes and how to avoid them

Keeping on top of bookkeeping, losing receipts, trying to manage cash flow– the world of small business accounting can be a minefield. When you’re busy running a business and delivering for your customers, it can be easy to make mistakes. But to grow a profitable and successful business, having a handle on the numbers is key.A good accounting and bookkeeping setup will help you plan for the future of your business and can actually save you more time and money in the long-run. Here’s t...

February 10, 2022

7 key numbers for your business

Numbers tell a story about your business. They paint a bigger picture of what’s going on. They help us make the right decisions for our businesses and plan for the future. But business metrics are useless if we don’t understand what they mean. If we don’t understand them in the context of what we want to achieve with our businesses, and where we want to be. Think about where you want to be with your business. What’s the dream? Do you want to expand your offering, grow three-fold, or mayb...

January 27, 2022

How to run a successful online business

Ready to grow your e-commerce business and take it to the next level?With the rise of the online store, e-commerce is booming better than ever before.Whether you’re an established business or just starting out, here are our top tips to help you stand out from the crowd and grow a successful, streamlined e-commerce business....

January 13, 2022

6 inspiring lessons to help you build an extraordinary business

Building an extraordinary business starts with the drive to make things better.As business owners, we're here to make a living, but we're also here to make a difference and do meaningful work that fulfils us and gives us a sense of purpose.Whether it's navigating that latest challenge or landing that next big customer, there's always something to strive for.Never losing sight of the change you want to make is what sets the extraordinary businesses apart from the ordinary ones.Here are 6 importan...

December 17, 2021

Planning for 2022

As we approach a new year, now is the perfect time to step back and reflect on your business. As businesses, we've navigated another year of flux and uncertainty, adapted to change, and made it out the other side. With 2022 fast approaching, now is the time to start planning for the year ahead and envisioning what the future of your business looks like.Here are some key areas of focus to set your business up for success in 2022....

December 8, 2021

4 easy ways to improve your business credit

A proactive approach to credit management can open up new opportunities for your business. It positions your business in the best possible light to lenders, partners, and suppliers, whilst ensuring you have easy access to funding, whatever comes your way. All businesses need funding at some point in their lives, whether it's to support their next level of growth, get off the ground, or plug an unexpected cash flow gap. Your business's credit score is designed to help lenders evaluate how likely ...

November 25, 2021

3 divergent thinking techniques to spark innovation

Want to build a business that fosters innovation, improvement, and growth? Divergent thinking is a valuable tool that helps us challenge boundaries and remain open to new ideas. Divergent thinking sparks creativity– it helps us come up with multiple ideas in a rapid, non-linear format. By generating many possible solutions to a problem, divergent thinking allows us to explore many potential avenues of possibility before settling on a final result. When used in business, divergent thinking is a...

November 18, 2021

Why good credit is so important for a small business

As a business owner, you'll likely wear many different hats: marketer, bookkeeper, sales rep, team leader. Business finances are no exception.Businesses don't come with instruction manuals (although they totally should). It's easy to set up a business, but it's not always easy running one, especially when it comes to the financial side of things. Managing your finances is one of the most important parts of running a business, and your business's credit score forms a key part of that....

November 3, 2021

A guide to cryptocurrency tax

With the growing popularity of Bitcoin and Ethereum, more and more businesses are using cryptocurrency, including the likes of Microsoft and Expedia. While the cryptocurrency space comes with a lot of opportunities and possibilities, there are certain tax rules to be aware of when trading or selling using crypto so you don't get tripped up.In addition to our previous cryptocurrency blog, we're covering the basic tax rules you should be aware of when using cryptocurrency personally or a...

October 21, 2021

How innovation can help you grow your business

Great ideas often come from the most unlikely places. This is especially true of Arthur Fry, who stumbled upon his greatest invention at his school choir one Sunday in 1973. Arthur sang in his church choir in the evenings and used sheets of paper to bookmark the hymns in his choir book. Every time he opened his book, the pieces of paper would move around or fall out altogether. As he bent down to retrieve the makeshift bookmarks from the floor that Sunday, he suddenly thought of a seminar he had...

October 6, 2021

Designing your business to give you more freedom

If you stepped away from your business for two weeks, what would things look like when you came back? Would things be relatively fuss-free with projects and tasks ticking along without you, or would problems have piled up, leaving you with a big mess to fix? It's an important question we could all do with asking ourselves once in a while– are we running our business, or are we letting it run us? And if things start to fall apart in our absence and we begin to lose control, how can we put the s...

September 23, 2021

Meet Billy

Meet the humans behind the Complete HQ brand! We're shining a spotlight on our team to celebrate their stories and share the journeys that have brought each of them to where they are today. We recently caught up with our accountant Billy to find out what makes him tick....

September 9, 2021

Meet Tiffany

Meet the humans behind the Complete HQ brand!We're shining a spotlight on our team to celebrate their stories and share the journeys that have brought each of them to where they are today.We recently caught up with our bookkeeper, Tiffany, to pick her brains and find out what makes her tick....

August 25, 2021

Meet Leila

Meet the humans behind the Complete HQ brand! After a busy year of growth and expansion, and a whirlwind year supporting businesses throughout the pandemic, it's time to take a step back and focus on delivering a great experience for Complete HQ clients. Our business wouldn't be where it is today without the amazing members of the Complete team. Every day they show up to help the businesses we work with move forward with passion, kindness, and plenty of laughs along the way. We're shining a spot...

August 12, 2021

Meet Rob

Meet the humans behind the Complete HQ brand!We caught up with one of our newest team members, Rob, to pick his brains and find out what makes him tick....

July 29, 2021

Meet Andy

Meet the humans behind the Complete HQ brand!We caught up with our founder Andy to pick his brains and find out what makes him tick....

July 8, 2021

Why we should all be rebels

Artwork by Fallen Saint. In December 1955, a woman refuses to give up her seat on the bus because she is tired of giving in to a world that doesn't treat people equally. 61 years earlier, a young man from western India sparks a non-violent resistance that eventually frees India from British rule, and in doing so becomes a national icon. In the 90s, an anonymous street artist witnesses riot policemen attack partygoers in Bristol. He draws a large mural depicting the event, kickstarting a mov...

June 25, 2021

Here's why you should submit your self assessment tax return early this year

It's 11 pm on 31st January, you're sitting at your kitchen table and you're rushing to get your self assessment tax return submitted before the midnight deadline. You've frantically scrabbled together your paperwork along with what receipts you could find and you're desperately making your way through the submission, hoping you won't have too much tax to pay. You're tired, you've just run out of coffee, and what's worse, you're in such a rush that you're pretty sure you've made some careless mis...

June 3, 2021

3 simple steps to switching from a sole trader to a limited company

Thinking of switching from a sole trader to a limited company? If your self-employed business is booming and you're looking to take that next step, it could be the right time to switch to a limited company structure to support your business as it grows.You might consider switching to a limited company for tax purposes, to look more professional, or to appeal to potential investors. Whilst owning a limited company comes with more responsibility, it also comes with more freedom. As a limited compa...

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