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How to be a successful business owner

Starting and running a business can be both exciting and challenging. Being a successful business owner requires careful planning, financial understanding, and a strong network of support. In this blog post, we explore key strategies and practical tips to help you thrive on your business journey....

January 25, 2024

Planning for 2024

As we approach 2024, now is the time to have a clear strategy in place to set your business up for success.Although the pandemic is now behind us, the business landscape remains dynamic and unpredictable– shifts in technology, consumer behaviour and market trends– along with significant AI advancements– are set to continue in the coming year.As the business landscape continues to evolve, it’s crucial to take stock, assess current trends and get your business in the best possible position...

December 21, 2023

7 methods of growing your business

Looking for ways to grow and expand your business? Whether you are just starting out or have been in the game for a while, it’s essential to develop an effective strategy that will propel your business forward– and there are always methods you can employ to take your business to the next level.In this blog post, we share our tried and tested methods for growing a business and unlocking its full potential, delving into the strategies we use to help our clients’ businesses thrive in today's ...

November 23, 2023

The 5 Xero features you should be using to supercharge your business

As accountants, this is a situation we see time and again: a business owner comes to us with a standard accounting setup that hasn’t been optimised to the needs of their business. The lack of customisation means they are running their business blind, with no accurate financial data to make confident decisions for the future of their business.Every business is different, and an out-of-the-box Xero setup won’t give you the insights you need to achieve your unique goals.Leveraging the power of ...

October 26, 2023

Understanding the Differences Between a Bookkeeper, Financial Controller, and CFO

In the world of small and medium-sized businesses, titles like Bookkeeper, Financial Controller, and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) are often used interchangeably. However, each role plays a crucial part in the financial management of an organisation. In this blog post, we will break down the key differences between a bookkeeper, financial controller, and CFO, and highlight the unique contributions they bring to the table.BookkeeperA bookkeeper is responsible for fundamental financial record-keep...

October 10, 2023

Strategies for expanding your customer base

Expanding your customer base is crucial for the growth and long-term success of any business. It plays a pivotal role in helping you reach new and untapped audiences, increase sales and revenue, and build a loyal customer community.In this blog post, we’ll delve into effective strategies that you can implement to successfully expand your customer base and drive business growth....

September 29, 2023

From bookkeeping to growth: the role of accounting in your business

As a business owner, you may be focused on finding ways to increase sales, attract more customers, and expand your product or service offering. However, one aspect of your business that shouldn't be overlooked is your accounting function. Accounting is not just about bookkeeping and tax preparation, it also plays a crucial role in helping your business grow.In this article, we'll explore the different ways accounting can contribute to the growth of your business. From providing valuable insight...

August 24, 2023

Unlocking the power of management accounts: A guide for forward-thinking business owners

We believe in empowering our clients to make data-driven decisions that unlock growth and long-term success. To achieve this, we use management accounts to provide a clear and concise overview of a business's financial performance.Management accounts are vital for gaining insights into a business’s financial performance beyond the standard financial statements. They provide key performance indicators that help businesses track progress towards their goals, identify areas for improvement, and m...

July 27, 2023

How is Grant Funding allocated in the UK?

If you’re considering applying for a grant to provide your business with valuable financial support, it’s important to be aware of how grants are allocated and how likely you are to get one. Here’s everything you need to know. What is grant funding?Grant funding is when a business is awarded a sum of money by the Government or a private organisation to use for a specific purpose. Unlike a business loan, business grants do not need to be repaid, and no interest will be charged. You als...

July 4, 2023

How to conduct a financial health check for your business

As an ambitious business owner, you know how important it is to keep a close eye on the financial health of your business. Conducting a regular financial health check can help you identify potential issues and make informed decisions to keep your business on the path to success.Here’s how to conduct a successful financial health check for your business and use those insights to boost future growth....

June 16, 2023

Financial best practices for web3 businesses

Web3 businesses don't operate under the same financial systems as 'ordinary' business. You'll usually have requirements to maintain records of digital assets, as well as converting onchain data values into local currency for reporting.Based on the web3 businesses that we work with, here are our suggestions for financial best practice:To ensure accurate financial reporting and so that digital assets can be correctly tracked, it is important for a web3 business to establish a strong accounting sys...

June 9, 2023

Web3 Founder? What should you be asking your accountant

As a founder of a web3 business or project there are a wide range of questions that you should be able to fire at your accountant and get feedback on. From our experience, here are some of the top topic that you should be working with your accountant on:What type of business entity should I form for my web3 business?What are the tax implications of operating a web3 business?How can I optimizse my tax strategy to minimise my tax liability?What are the financial reporting requirements for a web3 b...

June 9, 2023

Mastering cash flow: how to avoid common mistakes and keep your business profitable

Cash flow is the lifeblood of any business, but it can be a tricky thing to manage. Even successful businesses can run into cash flow problems at some point in their journey.Here are some of the top cash flow mistakes and how to avoid them so you can master your business finances....

May 25, 2023

The benefits of incorporating innovative technology into your business model

In today's fast-paced and ever-changing business world, it's crucial to stay ahead of the competition by embedding innovative technology into your business model. Businesses that adopt technology are leading the way when it comes to growing profitable and scaleable businesses. A tech-led approach can help streamline operations and create a culture that drives change and innovation.From increasing productivity to improving customer experience, the advantages of incorporating innovative technology...

May 12, 2023

How regular financial reporting can help your business thrive

Financial statements are a key factor for any business to succeed, leading to better decision-making, greater financial success, and improved business clarity. Running regular financial reporting allows you to better manage and understand the financial health of your business, giving you a clear picture of your company’s current position so you can make informed decisions about the future.In this blog post, we’ll outline the three key financial statements and reports every business owner sho...

April 28, 2023

Essential bookkeeping tips for small business owners

Bookkeeping is an invaluable tool for understanding the financial health of your business and making informed decisions that have a positive impact on your bottom line.Bookkeeping is more than just tracking expenses and income; it’s about understanding the basics of accounting and using that knowledge to make sound financial decisions.Bookkeeping is an essential tool for monitoring the finances of your business, providing insight into your financial performance and helping you make informed de...

April 14, 2023

Mastering small business finances: tips and tricks for success

Managing finances is one of the most important aspects of running a successful small business. However, it can be a daunting task for many business owners who don't have a background in finance.In this blog post, we'll provide tips and tricks to help you master your finances and achieve success.5 essential tips for managing your small business financesSeparate Business and Personal Finances: One of the most important things that small business owners can do is to separate their business and pers...

March 30, 2023

Creating a financial management strategy for your business: a step-by-step guide

Financial management is an essential part of any successful business, ensuring you are using your resources in the most efficient way possible to achieve your financial goals.In order to make informed financial decisions, it’s important to have a well-developed financial management strategy. Having a clear understanding of your business finances enables you to plan for future growth and success and helps you identify potential risks and opportunities that could affect your bottom line.This blo...

March 17, 2023

8 tax deductions you might be missing out on

Tax deductions are an essential way for businesses to reduce their tax liability and keep more of their hard-earned money. And if you're a business owner, you'll know that every penny counts.Taking advantage of tax deductions on allowable expenses is one of the easiest ways to keep taxes down– claiming every allowable expense ensures a lower tax bill, which gives you access to more working capital and more cash. That’s a whole lot of extra profits available for investment, for funding growth...

March 2, 2023

Budgeting basics for small businesses

Starting a business is an exciting step, but can be overwhelming when it comes to budgeting. Budgeting is an essential part of running a successful business, helping you stay organised and make the best use of your money and resources.In this blog post, we’re covering budgeting basics and best practices for businesses owners, including budgeting categories, budgeting tips, and budgeting tools, so you can master the art of budgeting to maximise profits and operate more efficiently.Set the budge...

February 17, 2023

Why you should outsource your business accounting

As a business owner, you want to be able to focus on what you do best: growing your business. But if you’re trying to juggle accounting tasks on top of everything else, it can be difficult to keep up. That’s why it’s important to consider outsourcing your business accounting.Hiring a professional accountant can save you time and money, and help you make better decisions for your business. Here are some of the benefits of outsourcing your business accounting:You’ll get more accurate repor...

February 3, 2023

Understanding Key Performance Indicators for business growth

As a business owner, it’s important to understand how your company is performing to make informed decisions about its future. Instead of relying solely on luck or guesswork, key performance indicators enable you to strategically monitor and measure performance.What are business KPIs?KPIs are measurable values that show whether a business is achieving its objectives. These values help you track and identify areas of improvement as well as areas where your organisation is succeeding.Let’s expl...

January 20, 2023

Bookkeeping is the key to growth: here’s why

Good bookkeeping is good for business.Bookkeeping is the bedrock of financial success, arming you with key information to plan, grow and build a better business.Here’s why a good approach to bookkeeping can help you achieve business growth.Forms the basis of all financial reportingWe like to think of bookkeeping as the foundation of all your financial decision-making. Bookkeeping data that flows into your accounting software forms the basis of all financial and management reports, such as Prof...

January 6, 2023

Planning for 2023

The last few years have been anything but easy for small businesses. Large-scale macro-events have forced us to adapt to thrive, highlighting the importance of remaining flexible and open to new ideas in the face of uncertainty.As with the last few years, 2023 is set to bring its own unique set of challenges. But with a new year also comes new opportunities for development and growth. It’s up to you to leverage these to drive your business forward.Here are some key areas to focus on to prepare...

December 23, 2022

Why you need a cash flow strategy

Running a business without monitoring your cash flow is like running head-first into the dark. A proactive approach to cash flow helps remove the stress and uncertainty of running a business, so you can make decisions with confidence and clarity. Here are 5 reasons why you need a cash flow strategy. Understand business profitability Having a cash flow strategy provides clarity on how cash is moving in and out of the business. This gives an insight into your wider business model and the profitabi...

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