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  • If you’re having cash flow problems then this could prove critical for your business. However, cash flow issues are not always a sign that there is something fundamentally flawed with your proposition. Instead they may indicate that a different process or perspective is required – which is where an accountant can help.   1. Identifying... The post 7 ways an accountant could improve your cash flow ...

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  • There comes a time for every business owner when the budget goes wrong. It’s an opportunity to identify mistakes and to make a few changes – although, at the time it may feel as if the worst is happening. Often, when it comes to cash flow and budgets, the most sensible approach is to work... The post What protection measures you should have in place incase your budgeting goes wrong? appeared first...

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  • Hiring an accountant could improve the way that your business operates, enable growth and help make you more efficient. So, it’s worth investing some time and energy into finding the right one. Accountants come in many varieties, with different experience and specialisms – so, how do you know which is the right one for you?... The post Essential tips for finding the right accountant for your busin...

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  • Budgeting and forecasting might not be every entrepreneur’s favourite topics. However, they provide the foundation for business growth – and you really can’t get by without them. Every enterprise has a different set of needs and demands when it comes to budgeting and forecasting. However, there are some essentials that are useful across the board.... The post How to budget and forecast for a growi...

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  • You’re a growing business with a lean approach and you’re not looking to add any extra expenses. You’ve got yourself to this point, you’ve got good books and you’ve just about managed some cash flow forecasting. Spending money on an experienced and knowledgeable accountant might seem like throwing money down the drain. However, there’s only... The post Why your business needs an experienced and kn...

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  • In many ways, cash flow is everything for a startup. You might have the best idea or products and the most fantastic forecasts but if you don’t have the cash flow then you can’t bring any of it to life. More than 80% of businesses that fold do so because of a lack of cash... The post What is the importance of cash flow for a startup? appeared first on Appleby Mall Chartered Accountants.

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  • Whether you’re a sole trader, partnership or limited company there will (hopefully) come a time when you start taking on employees. This is a big step for any business and one that needs some preparation. Before you add a workforce to your enterprise you’ll need to make sure your business is ready to cope with... The post How to register your payroll scheme appeared first on Appleby Mall Chartered...

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  • Running a business successfully requires great financials and being able to pass that over to an expert can take a lot of pressure off. Working with a bookkeeper or an accountant could give you more control and insight into your numbers and help you to optimise your cash flow. However, which one do you choose?... The post Bookkeeper vs. Accountant: Which is best for your business appeared first on...

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  • Fees often play a big part in how attractive an accountant is for a business. However, there is no one size fits all solution. From a basic accounts package, through to an accountant who provides virtual finance director input, the range of services you need will have significant influence on how much it costs you... The post What does it cost to hire or employ an accountant? appeared first on App...

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  • Strong cash flow will carry a business through any eventuality. However, cash flow is also one of the biggest challenges, particularly for a small business or a start-up. Whether you’re just starting out and looking to get into good habits, or you’re more established and seeking growth and efficiency, a good accountant can play a... The post How a good accountant can help improve your company’s ca...

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  • Great cash flow management = a healthy business that has the opportunity to grow. This is perhaps the simplest equation in the business world but also one of the hardest to achieve. Cash flow has a habit of getting squeezed and stuck at the most inconvenient of times – often when you just didn’t see... The post Ways you can handle unexpected cash flow issues appeared first on Appleby Mall Chartere...

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  • Businesses in the growth stage often become very focused on advertising and finding new customers. However, the foundation of every great business is built, not just on new acquisitions, but on retaining existing customers too. Existing customers are 14 times more likely to buy from you. Plus it costs around 7 times more to find... The post 4 Tips for Customer Retention appeared first on Appleby M...

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  • Cash flow issues have a big impact on businesses, especially small businesses or those at start-up stage. They are not always predictable and that’s often problematic if there isn’t much of a financial safety net to work with. Being aware of potential cash flow issues before they even arise will give you a big advantage... The post 5 unexpected cash flow issues you could run into appeared first on...

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  • Cash flow kills four in ten small businesses within the first five years. It is the single biggest reason that many SMEs fail and often impacts on much larger enterprises too. However, cash flow is also one of the best channels to success. So, why does it have such a significant impact and how can... The post Cash flow: The small business’ biggest killer appeared first on Appleby Mall Chartered Ac...

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  • Britain’s fastest expanding businesses are now growing at a rate of 70% per year. While those kinds of growth figures are phenomenal they also present some serious challenges in terms of the infrastructure of the business keeping up. For many small businesses, 70% growth is not on the agenda just yet. However, expansion of any... The post HR implications for a growing business appeared first on Ap...

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  • How do you build an enterprise that succeeds? There are many ways of growing a business – and a vast number of routes to success. However, all of them have a few basic things in common. Be lean and agile, especially at the start Careful allocation of resources, keeping costs down and looking for smarter,... The post The basics of growing a business appeared first on Appleby Mall Chartered Accounta...

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  • Many people assume that being a limited company is essential for business success. However, that’s not always the case. Whether your business is best suited to being a limited company, a sole trader or another entity, such as a Limited Liability Partnership, will depend on what you’re doing and how you want to operate. Limited... The post Advantages and disadvantages of a limited company appeared ...

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  • Cash flow problems can be serious if left unchecked. However, they’re also often very simple to resolve. If you are spending too much – or generating too little income – the balance of cash in your business will suffer. This straightforward equation means that most solutions to small business cash flow problems aren’t particularly difficult... The post 5 simple steps to improving small business ca...

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  • There are many different vehicles you can use to set up your business. You might start out as a simple sole trader, paying income tax and remaining unregistered. However, as you begin to expand you might look for a more structured framework. The LLP (Limited Liability Partnership) is a flexible business vehicle that has been... The post Pros and cons of being registered as LLP appeared first on Ap...

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  • Your workforce will be key to the growth of your businesses – and even if the workforce you need to employ is only three people deep, the hiring process still requires some careful management. Who should you hire? The stage your business is at will determine to a certain extent the kind of staff you’re... The post How to hire staff as your business grows appeared first on Appleby Mall Chartered Ac...

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  • ‘Cash flow problems’ is a phrase that can strike terror into the heart of any business owner. Any entity, large or small, can be sunk without careful management of cash flow. That’s why it’s so crucial to stay on top of your cash flow and to make sure you’re comfortable with how it functions within... The post Main causes of cash flow problems appeared first on Appleby Mall Chartered Accountants.

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  • Being able to borrow can play a crucial role in development for small and medium sized businesses and it can be a crushing blow to get turned down for finance. However, there are usually some very good reasons why this happens – and you can learn from these for next time. Your credit score isn’t... The post Why have I been refused a small business loan? appeared first on Appleby Mall Chartered Acc...

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  • A strong base of clients/customers is the foundation for any ambitious business. Attracting new customers is also one of the biggest challenges that any enterprise faces – regardless if they’re new to the game, or seasoned, household names. So, how do you go about getting your business in front of the right people at the... The post How do I attract new customers to my business? appeared first on ...

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  • Businesses thrive and fall on the basis of cash flow. There is no sentiment in business, and if you ain’t got the cash to grow, pay your bills and your staff, it’s more than likely you won’t be around for long. Harsh, but true.   Cash flow is as important at start-up stage as it... The post 5 rules for managing your cash flow appeared first on Appleby Mall Chartered Accountants.

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  • The self-employed lifestyle is often perceived as the Holy Grail of careers – No office politics, dress code or having to spend time commuting 5 days a week. Every day is a day off when you’re self employed, right? As any self-employed person will tell you, the reality of being your own boss is very... The post Pros and cons of being self employed appeared first on Appleby Mall Chartered Accountan...

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  • Setting up a new business can be a very hectic and stressful time. It’s easy just to focus purely on the products, services, marketing and cash flow; however, while all of those factors are important, what comes before everything else is choosing the right company structure for your business. This may seem like a backstage... The post How to choose the right company structure for your business app...

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  • You’ve launched your company, you’ve had some clients or made sales, maybe you’ve taken on staff and moved into some brand new offices. Perhaps you’ve even established some pretty healthy turnover and finances are ticking over nicely. However, you now seem to have hit a wall in your company’s growth and things have begun to... The post Why is my business not growing? appeared first on Appleby Mall...

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  • If your business is at a stage where you’re looking to expand, then you’re most likely trying to be as lean as possible when it comes to expenses. However, while you can reduce overheads, make more efficient marketing choices or opt for automation as an alternative to some tasks, when it comes to professional finance... The post How can an accountant help my business grow? appeared first on Appleb...

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