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  • Stage 1 – Awareness, Data Identification and Creating a Register 1 Awareness Make sure that the relevant people in your business are aware of GDPR and the repercussions of not complying correctly.  This would probably be any stakeholders, decision makers and department heads.  Assign one person or a committee to take ownership of GDPR compliance.   […] The post GDPR Preparation for SMEs in 3 Stage...

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  • Tips for Getting Your Invoices Paid Cashflow is vital for any SME, so one of the biggest problems facing small businesses is late payment of invoices.  In Britain we are especially slow at paying our bills, in 2014 around 60% of small business owners were experiencing late payment issues – with the average firm owed […] The post 7 Tips to Get Your Invoices Paid appeared first on Artisan Accountant...

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  • GDPR is on it’s way But do you know what it is? The General Data Protection Regulation is designed to protect all EU citizens from privacy and data breaches. It comes into effect from May 2018, but the time to start preparing is NOW. Checkout our handy infographic with some of the main points you need to know about it.  You’re welcome to share this with your friends and peers.  You’ll be hearing m...

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  •   Marginal Gains   In 2012, British Cycling wiped for floor in the London Olympics.  Those were the salad days before the recent doping controversies kicked in, and according to their coach at the time, Dave Brailsford, they owed it all to marginal gains. British Cycling’s approach to Marginal Gains was to apply the concept […] The post Marginal Gains – How 1% Can Make the Difference appeared firs...

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  •     Well, we all know why auto-enrolment was introduced.   Not enough of us were saving into a pension plan and those that were, weren’t saving anything like enough to fund their retirement.  So, it’s not surprising that in 2012 the government decided to change pension rules, and introduce auto-enrolment.  Auto-enrolment makes it compulsory […] The post Auto-Enrolment Made Easy – What are your dut...

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  • Do your Prices Reflect Your Worth? If Not, it’s Time to Close the Gap   Here’s How     We just recently spoke with a client Siobhan, who owns a PR and Marketing business for small film related businesses, about a new service she was offering and her anxieties focussed around it.  She was second guessing […] The post How to Raise Your Prices appeared first on Artisan Accounts.

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  •     Can You Prepare For Ransomware?   “WannaCry”?  “Petya”?  The names of the ransomware viruses that are becoming so prevalent are almost as worrying as the attacks themselves. The recent “Petya” ransomware attack (which followed hot on the heels of the “WannaCry” virus that shut down many UK hospitals), serves as another reminder that […] The post Can You Prepare for Ransomware? appeared first o...

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  • Is your business fit for Summer?     Summer is knocking on the door, but it’s not too late to make sure that it doesn’t cause disruption to your business.  We’ve collated 9 simple ideas to make sure you business is summer-fit!   Staff   1. Get a handle on staff and who you can […] The post Is Your Business Summer-Fit? appeared first on Artisan Accounts.

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  •     What Does It Mean for Small Business?     “Events, dear boy, events.”, is what Harold Macmillan is supposed to have replied to a journalist who asked him what a Prime Minister feared most.  He could hardly have imagined that a sitting Prime Minister would ever manipulate her own series of events, in […] The post Election 2017 – What Does it Mean for Small Business? appeared first on Artisan Ac...

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  •       Ways to Reduce Inheritance Tax   The government may be planning to take everything you own to pay for your care home. But if there’s anything left, you could be hit with a massive Inheritance Tax bill. Don’t even want to think about it?  We don’t blame you, but if you ignore […] The post How to Reduce Inheritance Tax appeared first on Artisan Accounts.

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  • How Create a DRP (Disaster Recovery Plan)   Wowser!  The ransomware attack that hit the NHS among other organisations and businesses late last week, wreaked potentially catastrophic results across the world.  It’s something that tends to go to the bottom of the priority list, but a DRP (Disaster Recovery Plan) is an essential item for […] The post Haven’t got a Disaster Recovery Plan? Here’s How....

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  •   5 Simple Rules for Working from Home     Our staff are quite a diverse bunch. We pride ourselves on that and our flexible working approach.  Working from home is common-place now, especially if you are running your own creative business. But keeping motivated and creative can be challenging, so we’ve gathered together some […] The post 5 Simple Rules for Working from Home appeared first on Artis...

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  •   Just Why Aren’t Architects Claiming R&D Tax Relief?     According to Jack Tindale, manager of the All-Party Parliamentary Design and Innovation Group, only 6% of architectural and design firms, who could apply for R&D Tax Relief, do.  Even worse, SME’s are even less likely to apply for them.   Britain has long prided itself […] The post Why Aren’t Architects Claiming R&D Tax Relief? appeared fir...

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  •   April 6th saw the beginning of a new tax year, and our blog last week detailed some of the changes that we could expect, amongst them was a small decrease in Corporation Tax.  But are you aware that there are a group of 7 Corporation Tax reliefs that apply specifically to the creative industries?  […] The post 7 Corporation Tax Reliefs (for the creative sector) appeared first on Artisan Accounts...

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  •   Well they say that nothing ever stays the same, change is the only thing you can depend on (or is it death and taxes).  The new tax year 2017/2018, starting on April 5th, 2017, will be no exception.  Some of the changes may impact your business, so it’s  a good idea to keep abreast […] The post It’s a New Tax Year – Now What? appeared first on Artisan Accounts.

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  •   How to Motivate Your Employees, Like a Boss.     Studies show that if your employees are happy they work harder, are more engaged and have a much stronger sense of attachment to the company they work for and are less likely to leave.  That’s gold dust for companies, especially in times of financial uncertainty […] The post How to Motivate Your Employees, Like a Boss appeared first on Artisan Acc...

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  •   SHOULD YOU INCORPORATE YOUR BUSINESS?   Deciding what type of business to set up can seem like a complicated issue.  Fortunately, we love this stuff, so to help you decide we have listed some of the key factors to consider below.   It used to be the case that the move to incorporate your […] The post Should You Incorporate Your Business? appeared first on Artisan Accounts.

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  • On International Women’s Day Meet Some of our Clients.

      International Women’s Day   We wanted to do something to mark International Women’s Day, both to support gender equality and to celebrate the remarkable and everyday achievements of women in business and in life. After a bit of thought we realised that the best way to do it was to hear from our unique and dynamic female […] The post On International Women’s Day Meet Some of our Clients. appeared...

  • On International Women’s Day – Meet Unattended Items

    Let’s celebrate International Women’s Day. As part of our series of guest blogs for International Women’s Day, we are delighted that our amazing client, Unattended Items, have agreed to join in. Unattended Items is a company created by duo Genevieve Taricco and Scarlett Plouviez Comnas, but they can tell it better than we can….     Unattended Items […] The post On International Women’s Day – Meet ...

  • On International Women’s Day – Meet Pom Pom

        Let’s Celebrate International Women’s Day!     On International Women’s Day, we asked some of our fiercest female clients to share their thoughts about IWD, about themselves or about whatever they felt was important to them.  Here are some words from Lydia Gluck at Pom Pom Mag.       Hello! I’m Lydia, one […] The post On International Women’s Day – Meet Pom Pom appeared first on Artisan Accoun...

  • On International Women’s Day – Meet Ugly Duck

    Copyright – Jacob Sacks-Jones, Mia Hawkes  Let’s celebrate International Women’s Day!     On International Women’s Day we’re feeling grateful to be hearing from some of our formidable female clients.  Here Ugly Duck discuss the impact they make as women leaders.   If I had a penny for every time someone at work has asked me […] The post On International Women’s Day – Meet Ugly Duck appeared first ...

  • On International Women’s Day – Meet Ruthless Jabiru

      Let’s Celebrate International Women’s Day!   As part of our endeavor  to support International Women’s Day we begged some of our most inspiring female clients to contribute a blog, here Kelly Lovelady from the inimitable Ruthless Jabiru explores change and power.       It is a truth universally acknowledged that ye olde worlde […] The post On International Women’s Day – Meet Ruthless Jabiru appe...

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  •               Things to Do Before the End of the Tax Year     The end of the tax year is nigh!  So it’s time to check you’ve done everything you should do before it gets here!     Pensions and Savings Pensions Pension contributions can be used to manage […] The post Things to Do Before the End of the Tax Year appeared first on Artisan Accounts.

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  •   What’s happening with the change in business rates?   You may have heard something recently about the new business rates to be introduced from April 2017.  The government’s stance was that they would have a neutral effect and that most businesses would see a drop, however that argument has been challenged in recent days […] The post What’s Happening With the Change in Business Rates? appeared fi...

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  • 8 Simple Ways to Reduce Capital Gains Tax.     Capital Gains Tax can be confusing for many business owners.  Just what is subject to capital gains tax and how is it measured?  And most importantly how can you reduce Capital Gains Tax? Capital Gains Tax is a tax applied to the net gains you […] The post 8 Simple Ways to Reduce Capital Gains Tax appeared first on Artisan Accounts.

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  • Allowable Expenses and You.   If you run a business  you can claim for expenses on some of the costs.  Everyone knows that.  But ask them exactly what expenses can be claimed and when, and things get a little bit vague.  At Artisan Accounts, we are big believers in incremental savings that help your business […] The post Allowable Expenses and You. appeared first on Artisan Accounts.

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  • How to Survive Christmas with your Small Business Intact (and your sanity!)

    How to Survive Christmas with your Small Business Intact (and your sanity!)   Christmas is a wonderful, crazy, stressful time, especially so if you run your own business.  With headlines recently screaming that most entrepreneurs would be working on Christmas day and taking little or no break, we decided to put together a list of […] The post How to Survive Christmas with your Small Business Intac...

  • 9 Best Apps for Your Business

       9 Best Apps For Your Business     It won’t surprise you to hear that we’re completely convinced that making the best use of the best apps available out there will save you and your business time and money.  And after we won the Excellence in Technology Award at AVN last month (have we […] The post 9 Best Apps for Your Business appeared first on Artisan Accounts.

  • Quarterly Tax Reports? What the What?!!

        This year many small businesses have been shaken by HMRC’s proposals to introduce quarterly tax reports as part of its Making Tax Digital policy, which will be phased in from 2018 and should see all businesses complying by 2020.   Many business owners fear this means that they will be doing four self-assessments […] The post Quarterly Tax Reports? What the What?!! appeared first on Artisan Ac...

  • Artisan Accounts win AVN Excellence in Technology Award 2016

     Artisan Accounts Win AVN Excellence in Technology Award!   Last Thursday, Artisan Accounts was proud to be honoured at the AVN Conference 2016 with the Excellence in Technology Award 2016. It was genuinely an emotional day for us as the award was a recognition of the cumulative effect of the work we have been doing for several […] The post Artisan Accounts win AVN Excellence in Technology Award 2...

  • Our head in the cloud and our feet on the ground. (Or why online is best)

    Or Why Online is Best.   The cloud – everyone seems is talking about it and many of us are using it, but for some small businesses, it’s still not part of their day to day experience.  Perhaps they don’t really know what it means, perhaps they are worried about security, but the truth is […] The post Our head in the cloud and our feet on the ground. (Or why online is best) appeared first on Artis...

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