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Don't eat alone this Christmas. Come and join our singles table!
Are You Really Going To Eat Alone This Christmas?

You really don't have to eat alone this Christmas. Come and join our singles table at the Potterspury House Restaurant ...

Potterspury House

Potterspury House

blog.potterspuryhouse.co.uk

7th December, 2018



CGT Main Residence Relief can save you a lot of money!
Planning For CGT Main Residence Relief

What happens when you sell a property that isn't your main residence? CGT Main Residence Relief can help here ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont

blog.essendontax.co.uk

7th December, 2018



You can use marketing to tell your potential customers your story!
Dispelling The Myths About Marketing

I have more than 20 years of experience marketing within businesses and still believe that there are always new things to learn ...

Kirsty Parris

Kirsty Parris

blog.andromedaconsulting.co.uk

7th December, 2018



Are you sure your pension is resilient in the face of Brexit?
Pensions, Interest Rates and Brexit

It has been incredible watching the turmoil at Westminster regarding the Prime Ministers EU Withdrawal deal ...

Bob Gibbs

Bob Gibbs

www.bobgibbs.co.uk

6th December, 2018



If you want the right mindset for success then ActionCOACH can help!
Do You Have The Right Mindset For Success?

When starting a business, people tend to focus on all the 'logical' issues. They forget they need the right mindset for success ...

Paul Brooksbank

Paul Brooksbank

www.paulbrooksbank.com

6th December, 2018



Like anything else, staying positive to boost productivity yields results!
4 Steps To Staying Positive To Boost Productivity

Do you approach productivity in a positive or negative way? Like anything else, staying positive to boost productivity yields results ...

Ellen Willoughby

Ellen Willoughby

www.allaboutproductivity.co.uk

5th December, 2018



To get the best from referral marketing, get back in touch with people!
Referral Marketing: Getting Back In Touch With People

If you want to be successful at referral marketing, surround yourself with people who know your ideal clients ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman

www.jackysherman.com

5th December, 2018



If you want to grow your business then you need to be online!
How To Grow Your Business: Lesson Two

If you run a business, then you want to grow your business. Customers will drift away, so you need to keep working to build it up ...

Jonathan Vowles

Jonathan Vowles

blog.jvca.co.uk

4th December, 2018



Would you like your very own Fallen Madonna with the Big Boobies this Christmas?
Well, Here It Is: It's Christmas Again

For the first time in years, I'm not doing panto this Christmas. I did it for 9 years and decided to take a couple of seasons away ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth

www.davidpibworth.com

4th December, 2018



When you work with sblogit.com, business blogging becomes really easy for you!
4 Reasons You Need To Start Business Blogging

Everyone wants to increase interest in their brand and business blogging is great at that. It offers a whole wealth of benefits ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis

www.sblogit.com

3rd December, 2018



Be sure everyone knows your guidelines for company functions and events!
Guidelines For Company Functions And Events

This week, I have a guest post from Tarnya at Sagegreen HR. It's about the guidelines for company functions and events ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead

blog.siliconbullet.com

3rd December, 2018



Ensure you know the proper employment status of everyone who works for you!
Do You Know The Employment Status Of Your Workers?

Employment status can be tricky to determine sometimes, especially when we now have the gig economy ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes

blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

3rd December, 2018



If you want to be Christmas party ready, come and enjoy some time at Cloud 9 Spa!
Are You Christmas Party Ready?

Christmas is fast approaching and so are the parties. We all want to look our best, so are you Christmas party ready this year?

Cloud 9 Spa

Cloud 9 Spa

blog.cloud9spa.co.uk

30th November, 2018



There are many different ways to save for your future, each with different risks!
Different Ways To Save For Your Future

There are many different ways to save for your future, so here are a few to think about, with various levels of risk ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont

blog.essendontax.co.uk

30th November, 2018



Don't Just Work In Your Business, Work On It Too!

If nobody knows who you are, what you do and how they could benefit from your services, the phone will never ring ...

Kirsty Parris

Kirsty Parris

blog.andromedaconsulting.co.uk

30th November, 2018



Are you wondering if your pension fund is actively or passively managed?
Is Your Pension Fund Passive Or Active?

Your pension fund could be located anywhere in the world and this means that it will be invested in a wide range of assets ...

Bob Gibbs

Bob Gibbs

www.bobgibbs.co.uk

29th November, 2018



Could a price increase be the key to dramatically improving profitability in your business?
How Well Do You Know Your Profit Margins?

I recently blogged about the powerful '5 ways to increase your profits'. The first of the 5 areas that I suggest you look at, is profit margins ...

Paul Brooksbank

Paul Brooksbank

www.paulbrooksbank.com

29th November, 2018



A spectacular life of spectacular landscapes; Asentiv can help you achieve both!
How To Achieve A Spectacular Life!

Asentiv has a mission statement. Our intention is to build communities that generate amazing business and a spectacular life ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman

www.jackysherman.com

28th November, 2018



ISO 9001 can be used to analyse your risks and opportunities!
ISO 9001: Risks And Opportunities

In this series of blog posts, I will be taking a look at the main sections of ISO 9001, what they are, why they are important ...

Ellen Willoughby

Ellen Willoughby

blog.allaboutquality.co.uk

28th November, 2018



If you want to improve your business cashflow, then follow my 10 top tips!
10 Top Tips To Improve Your Business Cashflow

If you want to improve your business cashflow then there are a number of things you need to get sorted. Here are my 10 top tips ...

Jonathan Vowles

Jonathan Vowles

blog.jvca.co.uk

27th November, 2018



The Arches Theatre: An Aerial Perspective
The Arches Theatre: An Aerial Perspective

We had some fabulous weather recently and Ian from Video Drone Services got his eye in the sky flying above the Arches Theatre ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth

www.davidpibworth.com

27th November, 2018



Blogging with sblogit.com couldn't be easier! Can you spare just 20 minutes a week?
Start Blogging With Us For Just £99 Per Month!

For small business owners, the self-employed and solo entrepreneurs, blogging with sblogit.com takes just 20 minutes a week ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis

www.sblogit.com

26th November, 2018



If you're getting Sage data errors and are wondering what to do then don't panic!
Argh! Sage Data Errors! What Shall I Do?

There is nothing quite like the sinking feeling you get when you run a data check and find you have Sage data errors ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead

blog.siliconbullet.com

26th November, 2018



A shareholder agreement can stop all sorts of issues from arising!
Shareholder Agreements: The Often Unknown Effects

Shareholder Agreements define the boundaries of the responsibilities and requirements of those that own the business ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes

blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

26th November, 2018



Come and enjoy Christmas Day at the Potterspury House Restaurant!
Christmas Day At The Potterspury House Restaurant

Have you thought about taking a year off and enjoying Christmas Day at the Potterspury House Restaurant instead?

Potterspury House

Potterspury House

blog.potterspuryhouse.co.uk

23rd November, 2018



The new Structures And Buildings Allowance is for non-residential property such as shops, offices, factories, warehouses, hotels, and care homes!
New Structures And Buildings Allowance

The Chancellor has announced a new Structures And Building Allowance for new non-residential structures and buildings ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont

blog.essendontax.co.uk

23rd November, 2018



When You're In Business, Cash Is Always King!

''Turnover is vanity, profit is sanity, cash is reality'' You may have heard this saying, but what does it actually mean?

Kirsty Parris

Kirsty Parris

blog.andromedaconsulting.co.uk

23rd November, 2018



If you're reluctant to ask for help, remember that  we rarely achieve anything of great significance entirely on our own. Maybe a simple chat with me could help you on the path to business success?
Business Owners! Are You Reluctant To Ask For Help?

Most small business owners are great at their trade or profession, but when times are tough, are you reluctant to ask for help?

Paul Brooksbank

Paul Brooksbank

www.paulbrooksbank.com

22nd November, 2018



Our mental health and productivity levels are intrinsically linked!
Mental Health And Productivity

It is all very well having systems in place to help you be more productive, but what happens when you can't follow them?

Ellen Willoughby

Ellen Willoughby

www.allaboutproductivity.co.uk

21st November, 2018



No matter how good you are, there's always room for improvement!
I Don't Need Training, I Know How To Network!

I recently spent the day with my Asentiv colleagues from around the UK. We meet every quarter ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman

www.jackysherman.com

21st November, 2018



If you want to explode your sales, answer these questions!
How To Explode Your Sales!

Every business has the potential to explode with growth, but how do you make that leap from 'also-ran' to a 'high-growth' business?

Jonathan Vowles

Jonathan Vowles

blog.jvca.co.uk

20th November, 2018



The Arches Theatre In All Its Panoramic Glory
The Arches Theatre In All Its Panoramic Glory

Although we're not doing anything with The Arches Theatre for the rest of the year, I was pleased to get an alternative view of the site ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth

www.davidpibworth.com

20th November, 2018



Thanks to GDPR you must have a password in Sage 50 now!
Why Use Access Rights In Sage 50?

Many users of Sage 50 are unaware of the capability of adding multiple usernames to their accounts software ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead

blog.siliconbullet.com

19th November, 2018



A joint venture can be a great way to reduce risk for startups!
Joint Ventures Can Reduce Risks For Startups

Entrepreneurs know there's a skill in reducing risk as far as possible. I believe joint ventures are a good way to achieve that ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes

blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

19th November, 2018



Cloud 9 Spa is pleased to be supporting the Henry Allen Trust!
Cloud 9 Spa Supports The Henry Allen Trust

At Cloud 9 Spa, we support the Henry Allen Trust who do great work with families of children with cancer ...

Cloud 9 Spa

Cloud 9 Spa

blog.cloud9spa.co.uk

16th November, 2018



Be careful of the cost per person for your office Christmas party!
The Tax Pitfalls Of The Office Christmas Party

Remember that you have a limit of £150 per person or there will be tax payable on your Christmas party ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont

blog.essendontax.co.uk

16th November, 2018



Nag Wars: The Return Of The Coach

In a town, far, far away, a company, having been in business for several years recognised they were not doing all they could ...

Kirsty Parris

Kirsty Parris

blog.andromedaconsulting.co.uk

16th November, 2018



The US Midterms 2018 will have an effect on markets around the world!
The US Midterms 2018: Who Was The Winner?

I'm not talking about the Democrats or the Republicans, but which clients, pension funds, and investment managers were the winners ...

Bob Gibbs

Bob Gibbs

www.bobgibbs.co.uk

15th November, 2018



If you are looking for ways to increase profitability, then here are 4 for you!
More On The 5 Ways To Increase Profitability

Last week, I wrote about the 'business chassis'. This week, we're talking about 5 ways to increase profitability ...

Paul Brooksbank

Paul Brooksbank

www.paulbrooksbank.com

15th November, 2018



With ISO 9001 it's important to define the roles, responsibilities and authorities in your business!
ISO 9001: Roles, Responsibilities And Authorities

In this series of blog posts, I will be taking a look at the main sections of ISO 9001, what they are, why they are important ...

Ellen Willoughby

Ellen Willoughby

blog.allaboutquality.co.uk

14th November, 2018



Here's a useful way to work out which people you should be spending time with so you can focus on your gold dust!
Networking Skills: Focus On Your Gold Dust

It makes sense to focus on your gold dust and spend your networking time with people who will bring you a return on your investment ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman

www.jackysherman.com

14th November, 2018



Afternoon tea at Potterspury House comes highly recommended!
Potterspury House: Welcome To Our Brand New Blog!

Built in the 1840s, with extensive expansion at the turn of the 20th Century, Potterspury House has had a long and interesting life ...

Potterspury House

Potterspury House

blog.potterspuryhouse.co.uk

13th November, 2018



Nothing in life is certain except death and taxes, so what tax reliefs are available?
Death And Taxes: Specifically, Inheritance Tax

Nothing in life is certain except death and taxes, so what tax reliefs are available when you die?

Jonathan Vowles

Jonathan Vowles

blog.jvca.co.uk

13th November, 2018



Our black labrador puppies are adorable. We've only got a boy and a girl left.
Black Labrador Puppies: Only Two Remaining

Since Myrtle gave birth, there's been a lot of interest for our new litter of black Labrador puppies. There are only 2 left ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth

www.davidpibworth.com

13th November, 2018



Do you know if you're using the right version of Sage? Call me, I can help!
Are You Using The Right Version For Your Sage Cover?

I was asked to quote a client today for an upgrade from Sage Instant Accounts to the latest version 25 of Sage 50c Essentials ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead

blog.siliconbullet.com

12th November, 2018



If you claim tax relief on property investments you'll notice you're now paying more tax!
Claiming Tax Relief On Property Investments

We are in the midst of preparing tax returns, particularly for those who claim tax relief on property investments ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes

blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

12th November, 2018



The new VAT reverse charge will affect a significant number of construction businesses!
New VAT Rules For Businesses In The Construction Industry

HMRC has issued its policy paper for a VAT reverse charge regime for the construction industry ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont

blog.essendontax.co.uk

9th November, 2018



When it comes to your marketing, stories are really engaging!
Why Stories Are Great For Marketing

As Remembrance Day approaches we watch, read and listen to stories of heroism, bravery and tragedy ...

Kirsty Parris

Kirsty Parris

blog.andromedaconsulting.co.uk

9th November, 2018



If you're wondering what affect Budget 2018 had on your pension then do get in touch!
How Did Budget 2018 Affect Your Pension?

So, the budget came and went without too much fuss. Lots of talk of ending austerity, but very little about your pension ...

Bob Gibbs

Bob Gibbs

www.bobgibbs.co.uk

8th November, 2018



Once explained, the maths of the Business Chassis becomes clear!
Harnessing The Power Of The Business Chassis

The business chassis is an idea that whatever a business does, they are all built on the same 'chassis' ...

Paul Brooksbank

Paul Brooksbank

www.paulbrooksbank.com

8th November, 2018



The power of why is the way to stay motivated!
The Power Of Why

Ever look at your to-do list in despair? Ever feel like you're wading through treacle? If so, you need to understand the power of why ...

Ellen Willoughby

Ellen Willoughby

www.allaboutproductivity.co.uk

7th November, 2018



If you're a zebra on the Savannah, then it doesn't pay to stand out from the crowd!
Not A Natural Networker: Lessons From The Wild

An insight into the power of camouflage came from wildlife researchers tracking herds of zebra on the Savannah ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman

www.jackysherman.com

7th November, 2018



If you're worried your business is becoming a zombie business then go back to basics!
Is Your Business A Zombie Business?

Is your business struggling? Has your cashflow become a cash drought? Is your business a zombie business?

Jonathan Vowles

Jonathan Vowles

blog.jvca.co.uk

6th November, 2018



It was a fabulous display at Ragley Hall and our stage trailer was front and centre.
The Last Outing Of 2018 For Our Stage Trailer

Just a short one this week as we're putting our stage trailer away for the winter. A bit of cleaning, oiling and fettling is required ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth

www.davidpibworth.com

6th November, 2018



The Adept Sage 50 Invoice CSV Import Tool is a really useful add-on!
Sage 50 Invoice CSV Import Tool

The Sage 50 Invoice CSV Import Tool from Adept is really useful for those businesses who are starting to use Sage 50 ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead

blog.siliconbullet.com

5th November, 2018



You can extract money from your business using the Director's Loan Account!
The Director's Loan Account

Extracting profit via the Director's Loan Account means there is a tax implication, but you can get at that pot of money ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes

blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

5th November, 2018



Think of Cloud 9 Spa as a private members club, naturally dedicated to your wellbeing!
Welcome To The Brand New Cloud 9 Spa Blog!

Cloud 9 Spa has a philosophy that is centred on the belief that beauty works best from the inside out ...

Cloud 9 Spa

Cloud 9 Spa

blog.cloud9spa.co.uk

2nd November, 2018

A number of changes to property tax was announced in the Autumn Budget 2018!
Autumn Budget 2018: Property Tax Changes

The Chancellor announced his Autumn Budget 2018 on Monday and I thought I'd take a look at some of the property tax changes ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont

blog.essendontax.co.uk

2nd November, 2018

Start marketing for growth in 2019 and book a free consultation with me!
Will You Be Marketing For Growth In 2019?

How prepared are you? Are you going to be marketing for growth in 2019 or is it same old, same old again?

Kirsty Parris

Kirsty Parris

blog.andromedaconsulting.co.uk

2nd November, 2018

This is me after completing the Cheltenham Half Marathon with a personal best time!
Welcome To My Brand New Blog!

I'm a 'whole of market' independent financial planner. I organise people's money so they either make more or save more ...

Bob Gibbs

Bob Gibbs

www.bobgibbs.co.uk

1st November, 2018

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