22 08, 2019

Questions & Answers: How can I keep track of what my customers owe me?

By |2019-08-22T11:40:23+00:00August 22nd, 2019|Business planning, Cloud|

I want to keep track of what my customers owe me and spend too much time logging managing the process.  What can I do to help me make the process easier and save me time? The best solution is to use an an online cloud bookkeeping software, such as QuickBooks. QuickBooks will keep track of everything you are owed, provide the overall number of your debtors, and will also have [...]

23 07, 2019

Limited Companies: The Top Ten Expenses you should be claiming now

By |2019-07-23T07:34:29+00:00July 23rd, 2019|Business planning, Cloud, limited company, Personal tax, Tax|

As a director of a limited company, you will likely be well versed in the basics of business allowable expenses; that is, you can only claim expenses which are "wholly and exclusively" related to your limited company activities. But are you really making the most of the tax reliefs available to you? As a start off, here are the top ten expenses you should be claiming as a director of [...]

19 04, 2019

Why should I use QuickBooks for my business?

By |2019-05-20T20:58:33+00:00April 19th, 2019|Business planning, Cloud|

The benefits of using a cloud accounting software package for your business, such as QuickBooks, are all centred around keeping a view of your business finances in real-time. Having a view of your cash flow at all times is vital to ensuring important and informed decisions can be made at the vital time for your business, any time or place, so you remain profitable and setting yourself up for success. [...]

16 04, 2019

SMEs: Can I use artificial intelligence to help my marketing?

By |2019-04-16T12:08:43+00:00April 16th, 2019|Business planning, Cloud, Start-ups|

We are told artificial intelligence (AI) and big data are the future of our working practices, but how accessible are AI tools to small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) who have limited resources versus larger competitors? The advent of affordable AI tools can already be seen in the market place from names we all know well and may work with already, including Adobe's Marketo and Salesforce’s Pardot, both of which [...]

10 04, 2019

Are you due a tax rebate? Only a year left to claim backdated marriage allowance

By |2019-04-10T13:39:49+00:00April 10th, 2019|Business planning, Cloud, Tax|

Couples only have till this time next year to claim a marriage allowance rebate dating back to the first tax year the tax relief came into force in 2015/16.  This falls into the standard timeline of a four-year backdated period to claim a tax refund from HMRC.  So if you were to miss the 5th April 2020 deadline, your claim for the tax year 2015/16 will be closed and you [...]

1 08, 2017

Choose life. Choose a career. Choose the Cloud

By |2019-05-21T19:19:40+00:00August 1st, 2017|Business planning, Cloud|

Who says you can't have it all? You bank online, you shop and socialise online, so why not work seamlessly and efficiently, at your own pace, anytime, online? Here are just a few of the many good reasons why you should be managing your business affairs on a cloud accounting platform. Living in the present, always You work dynamically from your office and home, move around frequently, sometimes far from [...]