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Don’t need a business plan?

Some entrepreneurs do not think they need a formal business plan – they keep it all in their heads.  For a new business to succeed you need to be clear about your goal.  You need to be good at what you do and you need to know your market.  But you need the ability to…

Start Up Business? Think Big – Start Small

Thinking of a Start Up Business?  Think Big – Start Small.  The current difficult times of the coronavirus pandemic are fostering a new spirit of entrepreneurship.  New businesses which accommodate the new era of social distancing and remote working are going to thrive. The owner of a Start Up Business must be of a certain…

The paperless office

A nice idea but how does it work in practice?  Going paperless if you are previously used to using paper requires a big “mind shift”.  You have to be super organised or things will get lost.  Instead of sifting through mounds of paper to find something you know is there in a “safe” place, you…

Making Tax Digital – the end of the accountant?

HMRC’s Making Tax Digital consultation papers are now going through the consultation process and we are starting to know more about what they are envisaging. Some sceptics would say a conspiracy is afoot between HMRC and the software providers to elbow the traditional accountant out of the picture. I am all for a change in…