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Outsourced accounting – the way of the world

Outsourced accountingOutsourced accounting has been with us for many years, at all levels from the freelance bookkeeper to the interim Finance Director.

No change there, but technology is making outsourced accounting much easier to buy and to deliver.

All of which has to be good for businesses of all shapes and sizes

There are two big drivers for this change.

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Boost your profits in 2015

Six weeks until the end of 2014, not a bad time to be thinking about boosting your profits in 2015.

These links may help:

Profit is your first cost: Treat your 2015 profit as the first cost of the year. Weird but very helpful.

Proof of profit: Are you making the profit margin you should from each sale you make?

Go paper-free: Cut out costs and clutter and use expensive office space for people and profit, not paper. Here is how we did it, you can too.


And finally, if it is not yet finished, let alone not yet started, your tax return has to be submitted and the tax paid by January 31, 2015.


Best wishes for better profits in 2015!



Accountants in Richmond – with a difference

Accountants in RichmondThere are many accountants in Richmond but we opened our doors there to offer a different choice to the businesses in and around the area.

The Blue Dot difference is that our people have all worked in financial positions in businesses of all shapes and sizes. We haven’t spent all our time working for accountancy firms and this gives us an insight that is highly relevant to our clients.

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The paper-free accountant

Go paper-freeThe paper-free accountant can now exist because online services have fundamentally changed the landscape of how businesses can interact with their accountants. This change is set to continue.

There are several technologies that allow this to happen. Unfortunately, accounting software suppliers, accountants and other commentators tend to lump them together and suggest you can’t have one without another.

That is not true, so let us unbundle them and see how you can build a mix – and – match solution that is right for your business and let you choose a paper-free accountant.

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Business confidence i.e. the confidence to do business

Business confidence supports growthA new client wanted help with their bookkeeping and accounting but also mentioned they wanted some help to grow their business.

The bookkeeping and accounting can be done fairly easily but the conversation about growing the business was very interesting. It mostly boiled down to confidence – business confidence!

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Hiring your first employee is not an HR decision it is a rite of passage!

Business growthYou’re up and running with your business, figuring out how to win and service profitable clients but never quite having enough time to get everything done, to grow as fast as you’d like.

Is it time to hire your first employee?

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