All of the cloud accounting software services go out of their way to make it look easy to use but it’s accounting software, it contains things like VAT which you may not be an expert in.
Don’t bank on your bank for cashflow
No one is going to lend money to a business that doesn’t have its own house in order. So if cashflow is tight, that’s probably a very loud message that other parts of your business aren’t performing well and you need to take action – NOW!
Still using an accounts spreadsheet?
I list all the transactions in a spreadsheet and send it to my accountants. They do what they do and send it back to me but it’s always full of errors. So I end up checking my own work and I wonder what I’m paying them for!
Cloud accounting apps – are they all useful?
Overwhelmed by accounting apps? Conquer your FoMO (fear of missing out) because by no means are they all useful.
Accountex hot topic roundtables
If ten of us in the audience got together to work this problem through we’d all get to a better place pretty quickly and have a good grasp of what works and what goes wrong when you deal with this topic in practice.
The virtuous circle of good bookkeeping
It’s vital to have good bookkeeping taking place day-in, day-out using bespoke software and using the results to grow your profits and your businesses.
Client profitability analysis – make more money for every sale made
Many businesses will focus on sales as the key driver for success, but anyone can make a sale if the price is low enough. Profitable sales are more important than any sales.
I can have the business I want – by stopping the business I’ve got
Some time ago I posted a blog entitled “I can’t have the business I want…..because of the business I’ve got!” which concerned an owner-manager who had become trapped in his company by time-consuming, low-profit clients he didn’t really want but couldn’t afford to lose. Recently, I was talking…
What value does an FD add – and why you don’t need one
This gives your business the best of both worlds – the senior financial input you need but without a full-time cost. It’s a solution that an FD would be proud of!
From paper bag to paper-free – alchemy for accountants
It’s the old accounting nightmare – the client brings in their records in a carrier bag or shoe box, dumps it on the desk and says “Here you go – can you get my accounts / tax return done by the end of the month, please?” We don’t…