The first criterion, and it is first by a very, very long way, is to choose accounting software that will produce the management reports that your business needs and is likely to need in the future.
Keren Lerner of Top Left Design – How did I get here?
Keren Lerner, the MD of Top Left Design and social media genius, shares her thoughts on setting up, running and growing her business.
Keren Lerner of Top Left Design – How Did I Get Here? Part II
Keren Lerner, the MD of Top Left Design and social media genius, shares her thoughts on running her business and offers some great advice for people thinking about setting up.
Hurtling downhill, brakes failed, trouble ahead……..must think about changing the mechanic
Car mechanic, accountant – much the same thing. They do an important job, they’re the expert in their field, you don’t really know what they do but you know you can’t do it yourself.
It’s quite easy to get the numbers right…..but the message wrong (3min video)
Michael Austin, MD of Blue Dot, talks about the type of work we like to do, the skill-set required by a good finance director and how to change your accountant and choose a good one.
Part Time Finance Director – if this is the solution, what’s the problem?
The interim or part-time Finance Director option works well because it is quick to implement and it recognises that once the problems are solved you can go back to a lower-cost level of resource which will consistently get the right job done in the future.
Metro Bank – how to enter a market and make a difference
The business banking director was a joy to meet and certainly not the “Business Bank Manager from Central Casting” that we see all too often. And then don’t see at all.
Get paid quicker – 5 tips to improve your sales invoices
Slower and more expensive is to send invoices by post. In the 21st century it’s difficult to understand why companies do this.
Tax returns – to the bottom of the list
The January 31 deadline for filing your personal tax return is only days away as I write this and we’re down to the last half-dozen that need to be finalised and submitted. The common link among the last half-dozen is that most of the them have more tax to pay than they expected.
Improve your business by changing your accountant
Poor quality accountants are like KGB sleepers, you may not know that you have got one until it’s too late.