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Change in inevitable, though ISO 9001 lets you implement changes smoothly!
ISO 9001: Do You Plan Your Changes?

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

Ellen Willoughby

Ellen Willoughby

blog.allaboutquality.co.uk

23rd January, 2019



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

23rd January, 2019



If you want to start a business in 2019 then maybe I can help?
Is This The Year You Start A Business?

When is a good time to start a business? This year? Next year? Before you have kids? Are you feeling ... well, just confused?

Jonathan Vowles

Jonathan Vowles

blog.jvca.co.uk

22nd January, 2019



The Arches Theatre box office is opening soon.
The Arches Theatre Box Office Is Opening Soon

We're about to set up the Arches Theatre box office. This means tickets for Richard III and The Pink Panther will be on sale soon ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth

www.davidpibworth.com

22nd January, 2019



If you want to know how to be a successful blogger then read on, Macduff ...
How To Be A Successful Blogger

Although being a blogger is only a small part of what I do, I rather enjoy it. So, how to be a successful blogger then? Read on, Macduff ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis

www.sblogit.com

21st January, 2019



If you want to use your accounting package more effectively, you're going to ned Sage training!
Why Do You Need Sage Training?

Sage is a very popular product, and many companies use it. The right Sage training is very important ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead

blog.siliconbullet.com

21st January, 2019



The 2019 tax return filing deadline is fast approaching and you really don't want to get your tax return wrong!
The Tax Return Filing Deadline Is Fast Approaching

The 2017/18 tax return filing deadline is fast approaching and you really don't want to get your tax return wrong ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes

blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

21st January, 2019



Come And enjoy Valentine's Day dinner at the Potterspury House Restaurant!
Valentine's Day Dinner At Potterspury House Restaurant

Doing anything special for Valentine's Day? How about dinner at the beautiful Potterspury House Restaurant?

Potterspury House

Potterspury House

blog.potterspuryhouse.co.uk

18th January, 2019



Any gains from Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies may be liable for Capital Gains Tax!
Will Bitcoin Profits Mean A Bumper Year For HMRC?

Many people cashed in their Bitcoin investments last year which means they may now have a CGT liability to pay ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont

blog.essendontax.co.uk

18th January, 2019



Are you an ambitious business owner or entrepreneur who wants to exceed their potential?
Filling In The Gaps In Your Business

Being a business owner is like being on a rollercoaster ride. It can be exhilarating, but there are times when you want to get off ...

Kirsty Parris

Kirsty Parris

blog.andromedaconsulting.co.uk

18th January, 2019



If I've sold you on experiential training, how can you add it into your training programs?
The Case For Experiential Training - Part One

According to cognitive science expert Art Kohn, within a week, people forget an average of 90 percent of what they learn ...

Debra Stevens

Debra Stevens

blog.dramatictrainingsolut ...

17th January, 2019



Your pension fund is being affected by the markets jitters about the US Government shutdown
How Does The US Government Shutdown Affect Your Pension Fund?

The US Government continues its shutdown which is causing the markets to jitter, affecting pension fund values ...

Bob Gibbs

Bob Gibbs

www.bobgibbs.co.uk

17th January, 2019



Goal setting really can contribute to business growth! I can help you set those goals ...
Goal Setting Vs Your Business Growth

While the majority of business owners say that goal setting is integral to success, upwards of 80% don't track their goals ...

Paul Brooksbank

Paul Brooksbank

www.paulbrooksbank.com

17th January, 2019



I need to work on my own time management as I am so busy right now dealing with day-to-day life!
Time Management: Less Is More

I had a conversation with my business coach, Kath Bonham Dunham today about time management ...

Ellen Willoughby

Ellen Willoughby

www.allaboutproductivity.co.uk

16th January, 2019



The signals we use to judge tell us about a person within moments of meeting them!
Business Networking Skills: The Signals We Use To Judge

The signals we use to judge someone come from our unconscious mind. Although they're useful, sometimes it's best to ignore them ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman

www.jackysherman.com

16th January, 2019



You can improve your sales turnover by selling more or raising your prices!
How To Improve Your Sales Turnover

Sales turnover is the product of the number of things you sell and the price that you sell them at. What can you do to improve?

Jonathan Vowles

Jonathan Vowles

blog.jvca.co.uk

15th January, 2019



Looking for stage hire in 2019? Our trailer stage can be setup within an hour!
The Stage Hires Have Started To Come In for 2019

One of my other businesses is stage hire. We have a stage trailer that we tow onto your site as well as custom staging ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth

www.davidpibworth.com

15th January, 2019



No personal details were revealed during the creation of this contact management blog post!
Would You Like Contact Management With That?

I'm always looking for ways to improve my offering and I've just completed testing of my new contact management module ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis

www.sblogit.com

14th January, 2019



It's a classic IT support statement: ''have you tried turning it off and on again'' You'd be surprised how often that works!
IT Support: Have You Tried Turning It Off And On Again?

I normally write posts about bookkeeping and accounts as that is my area of expertise, but Paul, our other director, specialises in IT support ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead

blog.siliconbullet.com

14th January, 2019



A no-deal Brexit is now a real possibility. Is your business ready?
Brexit: Preparing For A No-Deal EU Exit

After the respite of Christmas, Brexit debates are back on the telly. So what happens if we exit the EU without a deal?

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes

blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

14th January, 2019



Come and enjoy a Valentine's Day Couples Retreat at Cloud 9 Spa in Potterspury!
Enjoy A Valentine's Day Couples Retreat At Cloud 9 Spa

Valentine's Day is the perfect time to book at Couples Retreat at Cloud 9 Spa to show your loved one how much they mean to you ...

Cloud 9 Spa

Cloud 9 Spa

blog.cloud9spa.co.uk

11th January, 2019



A group structure is a great way to protect your valuable assets!
Tax Planning With A Group Structure

There are risks involved with having substantial assets such as property inside a company. I recommend a group structure ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont

blog.essendontax.co.uk

11th January, 2019



How Systemising Your Business Can Maximise Its Value

Effective systems are the essential part of running a business. But remember, systems in their own right do not create growth ...

Kirsty Parris

Kirsty Parris

blog.andromedaconsulting.co.uk

11th January, 2019



At Dramatic Training Solutions, we take the drama out of the workplace and into the training room!
Dramatic Training Solutions: Welcome To Our Brand New Blog!

The Dramatic Training Solutions journey began 21 years ago. I was standing outside a business that was about to change my life ...

Debra Stevens

Debra Stevens

blog.dramatictrainingsolut ...

10th January, 2019



We all get the state pension when we retire, but is it enough for you to live on?
The State Pension And Your Retirement

Anyone living in the UK who pays National Insurance contributions for at least 10 years will qualify for the state pension ...

Bob Gibbs

Bob Gibbs

www.bobgibbs.co.uk

10th January, 2019



If you need help achieving those New Year's Resolutions then get in touch!
How To Increase Your Chances Of Achieving Those New Year's Resolutions

It's January again, and many of us will have made New Year's Resolutions for 2019. But what are your chances of succeeding?

Paul Brooksbank

Paul Brooksbank

www.paulbrooksbank.com

10th January, 2019



You need to know where your ISO 9001 journey is going to take you!
ISO 9001: Objectives And How We Plan Them

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

Ellen Willoughby

Ellen Willoughby

blog.allaboutquality.co.uk

9th January, 2019



Helen invested in content marketing with a blog which is building up to be a library of information!
How Trigger Words And Images Can Get You More Referrals

A favourite expression I saw on a Royal Mail advert. It was an unexpected gift arriving with a message, ''I saw this and thought of you'' ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman

www.jackysherman.com

9th January, 2019



If you want to create some New Year's Resolutions for your business, get in touch!
Have You Made Any New Year's Resolutions?

Some of you will have made New Year's Resolutions, but how many of you have thought about making resolutions for your business?

Jonathan Vowles

Jonathan Vowles

blog.jvca.co.uk

8th January, 2019



Stan And Ollie is such a good film and I recommend it to everyone.
Stan And Ollie Vs Laurel And Hardy

I don't normally go in for recommending films, but I'm making an exception today. Stan and Ollie is an outstanding film in my opinion ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth

www.davidpibworth.com

8th January, 2019



Your January tax return doesn't have to be filed at the last minute. You could get it done months earlier!
Why Leave Your January Tax Return Until The Last Minute?

I thought it would be interesting to ask my contacts why people put off doing their January tax returns ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead

blog.siliconbullet.com

7th January, 2019



I have a page one, position one Google ranking for my name, which is exactly what I want!
Need To Improve Your Website's Google Ranking?

We all want a page one, position one Google ranking for our website, but search engines prefer fresh content over fixed pages ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis

www.sblogit.com

7th January, 2019



We're ready to meet the challenges of 2019; join us and let's tackle them together!
New Year, New Ideas, New Thoughts From The Business Godparent

2019 is going to be a challenging year. With so much uncertainty around Brexit, things are going to be tough for a while ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes

blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

7th January, 2019



There are specific SDLT exemptions for something like a granny annexe!
Stamp Duty Land Tax On The Granny Annexe

Many people buy properties with a granny annexe to help elderly relatives, but what Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is due?

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont

blog.essendontax.co.uk

4th January, 2019



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

4th January, 2019



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

3rd January, 2019



Your cashflow could be slipping away thanks to your leaky business bucket!
Don't Lose Money Through A Leaky Business Bucket!

Cashflow can feel like a leaky business bucket sometimes and has become elusive for many business owners ...

Paul Brooksbank

Paul Brooksbank

www.paulbrooksbank.com

3rd January, 2019



When someone you're supposed to meet with is hiding from you, then they've got decision fatigue!
Closing The Sale: The Impact Of Decision Fatigue

I recently had a breakfast conversation with Natalie Pewsey (virtual PA to many consultants), about decision fatigue ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman

www.jackysherman.com

2nd January, 2019



If you're worried about procrastination, then maybe I can help you?
Procrastination Is The Thief Of Time

We all have lots to do, don't we? If we listed it all, it would be a very long list for us all I imagine. Yet we still procrastinate a lot ...

Ellen Willoughby

Ellen Willoughby

www.allaboutproductivity.co.uk

2nd January, 2019



It can be quite lonely being a business owner, but there are things you can do!
The Loneliness Of The Business Owner

Being a business owner can be quite lonely. Whether you have staff or not, you need to take all of the decisions ...

Jonathan Vowles

Jonathan Vowles

blog.jvca.co.uk

1st January, 2019



We're planning the 2019 season for the Arches Theatre and have three productions booked already.
The Arches Theatre: Planning For 2019

We had our initial production of As You Like It at the Arches Theatre over the summer and we are now working on the 2019 season ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth

www.davidpibworth.com

1st January, 2019



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!

Small business blogging is a great way to get your brand, knowledge and words of wisdom out there. Our special offer gets you started ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis

www.sblogit.com

31st December, 2018



If you can't figure out what the problem is, then maybe I can help you?
Bookkeeping: What If Something Doesn't Make Sense?

You know when you are a bookkeeper or doing your books yourself, and something doesn't make sense?

Alison Mead

Alison Mead

blog.siliconbullet.com

31st December, 2018



On a recent visit to a Christmas market in Lucerne, I noticed this. It translates to 'Roger's world of Angels' which I thought was quite lovely!
10 Ways To Reduce Your Tax Bill Over Christmas

Gifts and events are all part of the build-up to Christmas and it feels good when you can reward the loyalty of staff and customers ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes

blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

31st December, 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

28th December, 2018



Start planning for 2019 by decluttering your business!
Planning For 2019: Decluttering Your Business

Have you started planning for 2019 yet? Yes, I know that we're still only part way through this year, but you can certainly make a start ...

Kirsty Parris

blog.andromedaconsulting.co.uk

28th December, 2018



Even Santa needs help with his pensions and investments!
Ever Heard Of The Santa Claus Rally?

Ever heard of the Santa Claus Rally? Well, it's stock market trading lingo for a small upturn in fortunes ...

Bob Gibbs

Bob Gibbs

www.bobgibbs.co.uk

27th December, 2018



Do you know where your business will be in five year? I can help create your plan!
Where Will Your Business Be In Five Years?

There's a lot of truth in clichés, and 'failing to plan is planning to fail' comes to mind when it comes to small business planning ...

Paul Brooksbank

Paul Brooksbank

www.paulbrooksbank.com

27th December, 2018



If you're constantly checking your phone then you may have smartphone addiction!
Smartphone Addiction And How It Hurts Your Productivity

Are you one of the many people who spend hours on their smartphone each day? I have suffered smartphone addition myself ...

Ellen Willoughby

Ellen Willoughby

www.allaboutproductivity.co.uk

26th December, 2018



Does It Really Take 10,000 Hours To Master Networking?

If you want to master networking, do you really need to put in 10,000 hours. Many believe that to be true ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman

www.jackysherman.com

26th December, 2018



Making Tax Digital is nothing to be scared of, especially if you work with JVCA and Xero!
Making Tax Digital Is Coming!

You may have received notification from HMRC about Making Tax Digital (MTD), or read about it in the news recently ...

Jonathan Vowles

Jonathan Vowles

blog.jvca.co.uk

25th December, 2018



I enjoy singing carols, eating turkey and Christmas pudding and watching The Sound Of Music.
Merry Christmas And All That Jazz

As Christmas is approaching, I thought I'd wish everyone a Merry Christmas. I'm not going to say Happy Holidays ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth

www.davidpibworth.com

25th December, 2018



If you're wondering what accounts package to use, maybe we can help?
Choosing An Accounts Package For Your Business

A common question I get from new business owners and sole traders just starting out is if they need an accounts package ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead

blog.siliconbullet.com

24th December, 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

21st December, 2018



Here's some fun tax trivial for you to use instead of rubbish cracker jokes!
Wishing You All A Very Merry Christmas

With most of us finishing for the holidays today, I thought I'd join the festivities and let you have some tax trivia ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont

blog.essendontax.co.uk

21st December, 2018



The best way to have a quality Christmas is to just enjoy yourself!
How To Have A Quality Christmas

Wherever your thoughts about the festivities, there are things we can all do to make sure we have a quality Christmas ...

Ellen Willoughby

Ellen Willoughby

blog.allaboutquality.co.uk

19th December, 2018



Giving is not just for Christmas, you can do it all year round!
Some Great Tips On Giving

Giving is at the heart of the Christmas message that's on TV. The shops are full of suggestions on how to give to those in need ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman

www.jackysherman.com

19th December, 2018

If you are a VAT registered business, then Making Tax Digital will affect you first!
Making Tax Digital: What Are Digital Records?

Keeping accounts in a digital format is a requirement of Making Tax Digital, and it will be mandatory for VAT registered business ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead

blog.siliconbullet.com

17th 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

14th December, 2018

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

14th December, 2018

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