Which apps have claimed your £1bn of mobile space?

The space on the homescreen of your mobile phone is some of the most valuable real estate in the world – worth a cool £1bn to app developers! Here are the select few apps that have currently made it onto the homescreen of my Google Nexus 4 phone – they are, I suppose, my ‘£1bn … Read moreWhich apps have claimed your £1bn of mobile space?

10 benefits of working with a cloud accountant

We  work together on the same figures – working in real-time. We can step in and advise early if something looks amiss or where there’s a potential planning opportunity. You know where you are in terms of business performance now. Today. This week. This Month. And so can act upon it. We can work at … Read more10 benefits of working with a cloud accountant

You know your key business performance numbers – right?

Every business has its own particular key numbers. Mine has them. Yours has them. But do you know what they are and, if so, how are you measuring them? If you are seeking to build a sustainable business you must hunker down and look at the numbers. Many business owners despise the thought and try … Read moreYou know your key business performance numbers – right?

How to get to grips with your business finances

It is easy to get caught up in ‘doing’ rather than ‘running’ your business. So many business owners find themselves running simply to stand still – finding new customers, taking and fulfilling orders and addressing (hopefully not too many) customer complaints. Sometimes its difficult to see the wood for the trees: I’m really busy so … Read moreHow to get to grips with your business finances

Hate Accounting! Or Love Accounting?

The accountancy industry, like every other, is going through a rapid period of change. When I read posts like this, I feel a little despondent. It gives me that awkward feeling that I get when people ask me what I do at dinner parties or networking events? I stumble between: “I’m an accountant” “I’m a … Read moreHate Accounting! Or Love Accounting?

Xero cloud accounting offers Virtual FDs for clients

As a partner accountancy firm with Xero, it was good to welcome Hamish Edwards (co-founder of Xero) to our offices today to talk about this online cloud based accounting solution and how it can further benefit our fast growth SME clients in Manchester and across the North West. Having enjoyed talks with Rod Drury (Xero co-founder … Read moreXero cloud accounting offers Virtual FDs for clients

11 essential action points after starting your company

Better to be a disciplined entrepreneur from day one. Here is a checklist of 11 tips how: Get your company incorporation certificate, Memorandum & Articles of Association downloaded and on file. Plus a shareholders agreement if you have one. This will form the basis of your statutory books which you must maintain for any changes … Read more11 essential action points after starting your company

Professionals serving clients via The Cloud

As a practising chartered accountant and tax advisor, I am finding that the ability to reach out and service clients via The Cloud is getting easier (and even more fun).  Two recent examples from the past week: Sat at my Mac when I was pinged via Skype by one of my contacts “Steve, do you … Read moreProfessionals serving clients via The Cloud