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    Business Development VS Sales

      If you ask a group of business people to define what they think business development is, you will probably get a few different answers. Some people use the terms business development and sales interchangeably, while others consider them to be completely different.   Business development involves a considered and holistic approach which includes business […]

    in Business Advice on June 16, 2017 Comments 0
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    Claim back pre-registration VAT

      It is possible to reclaim VAT you have paid on any business purchases before you have subsequently registered for VAT. In fact, once you have registered your business for VAT the first thing you should consider is the possibility of reclaiming input tax on purchases of goods and services prior to registration.   This […]

    in Business Advice on June 5, 2017 Comments 0
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    Simplified cash basis

      For some time now, unincorporated businesses have been able to submit simplified accounts in order to settle their tax liabilities. The main advantage of using this system is that income and expenditure is based on money received from customers and money paid to suppliers. In other words, the accruals basis, where income and outgoings […]

    in Business Advice on April 28, 2017 Comments 0
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    Managing mistakes

      No matter what type of business you run, mistakes will happen. All employees make mistakes. However, the key to resolving the situation when things don’t go to plan is to manage your team and the actions they take, effectively.   When things go wrong, stop and analyse the situation. How big is the mistake? […]

    in Business Advice on April 7, 2017 Comments 0
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    Become a more effective manager

      In the current economic environment, businesses are demanding more and more of their managers. Here are some tips to help you to become a more effective manager.   The best managers are those that step back and let their team do their job without standing over the shoulders. You can’t do everything yourself. Instead, […]

    in Business Advice on April 5, 2017 Comments 0
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    Innovation never stops

      It seems there is a new way of doing business being created every week. Disruptive, technology driven, new business models are constantly being developed by the likes of Uber, Skype, Amazon and Air BnB.   Your business might hold an established position in the market today but that doesn’t mean that you and your […]

    in Business Advice on April 3, 2017 Comments 0
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    Buy new equipment before 6th April

      If you are running a business and making up accounts to 5 April, consider buying plant and machinery to take advantage of the Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) of £200,000. The AIA provides a 100% tax write off for equipment used in your business. This tax relief extends to fixtures and fittings within business premises […]

    in Business Advice on March 31, 2017 Comments 0
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    Facebook live.. A business platform opportunity?

      With latest figures showing 1.79billion monthly active users, Facebook is a social media platform that has immense potential for business users. However, as with any large target audience, getting your message right is key.   Facebook Live is a new video streaming service which enables users to livestream video broadcasts from their mobile phone […]

    in Business Advice on March 13, 2017 Comments 0
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    Stop Selling Start Helping your Clients Buy

      Increasing your sales isn’t all about selling. Instead you should focus your energy on helping your customers to make a buying decision. Customers are more in control of their buying decisions than ever before. They have a wealth of alternatives and information available online, and interactive access to sources they trust via social media. […]

    in Business Advice on February 22, 2017 Comments 0
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    Blurring the line between work and life

      Technology is a double-edged sword which is blurring the line between home and the office. In some ways, this adds more flexibility in terms of how we can all manage our time but it also means more calls, more email and more meetings.   Technology also means that we frequently have to switch between […]

    in Business Advice on February 20, 2017 Comments 0