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We blog for our clients every week. Mostly we edit their raw thoughts, but sometimes we write original posts and, occasionally, recycle something popular. Here are the latest 60 blog posts we've published so you can see the diversity of the work we do.

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A potential CGT relief may be included in the Chancellor's next budget!
Potential Budget CGT Relief For Sales To Long-Term Tenants

The Sunday Times has reported that the Government may be considering a CGT relief incentive to landlords ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont

blog.essendontax.co.uk

19th October, 2018



Planning + Marketing x Effort = Success

Business owners are short on time and must prioritise the important tasks. However, many get caught up working in the business ...

Kirsty Parris

Kirsty Parris

blog.andromedaconsulting.co.uk

19th October, 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

18th October, 2018



It would have been Steve Jobs' birthday on the 24th February.
Steve Jobs: Here's To The Crazy Ones

Apple was always the enemy in my Windows world. Then Steve Jobs started creating magical and revolutionary things ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis

www.steffilewis.com

18th October, 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

17th October, 2018



During the ISO 9001 process, leadership needs to lead!
ISO 9001: Why Does Leadership Matter?

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

17th October, 2018



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

16th October, 2018



Barry Seal flew for the CIA and Tom Cruise starred in the film about him called American Made.
Me, Tom Cruise And Barry Seal

I've done a few interesting filming jobs. The one I'm on at present is especially interesting as it's about a chap named Barry Seal ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth

www.davidpibworth.com

16th October, 2018



If your Sage Instant crashes when running year end, I may be able to help!
Sage Instant Crashing When Running Year End

I was bookkeeping using Sage Instant Accounts 2014, and it stopped working with a not very helpful error message ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead

blog.siliconbullet.com

15th October, 2018



New payslip changes are coming from April 2019!
Act Now Ahead Of New Payslip Changes

Did you know that there are just 6 months left before new legislation comes into force which changes the detail of payslips ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes

blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

15th October, 2018



This is a complicated and confusing property tax trap. Don't fall into it!
The Owner-Managed Business Property Tax Trap

If you take a small salary and dividends from your business and own buy-to-let properties, you may soon fall into this property tax trap ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont

blog.essendontax.co.uk

12th October, 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 could make a start ...

Kirsty Parris

Kirsty Parris

blog.andromedaconsulting.co.uk

12th October, 2018



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

11th October, 2018



If you're feeling overwhelmed and depressed then you need to make some changes right away before your mind or body breaks!
10 Ways To Stop Feeling Overwhelmed And Depressed

When running your own business, it's easy to start feeling overwhelmed and depressed. Working all hours can do that to you ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis

www.steffilewis.com

11th October, 2018



Failure can lead to success and there are many great examples to inspire you!
How Failure Can Lead To Success

You'd be surprised how many successful people have failed before. It seems like a stigma to fail, but failure can lead to success ...

Ellen Willoughby

Ellen Willoughby

www.allaboutproductivity.co.uk

10th October, 2018



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

10th October, 2018



How are you going to support your local economy on Small Business Saturday 2018?
Small Business Saturday 2018

What are you doing for Small Business Saturday 2018? If you are a shopper, are you planning on shopping locally?

Jonathan Vowles

Jonathan Vowles

blog.jvca.co.uk

9th October, 2018



There are four dogs and one bitch labrador available.
A House Full Of Labrador Puppies Again

Every two or three years we breed a litter of black Labradors. Our Myrtle has just had a little of six pups ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth

www.davidpibworth.com

9th October, 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

8th October, 2018



If you're not using the Marriage Allowance yet then you could be missing out!
Are You Claiming The Marriage Allowance?

The Marriage Allowance allows one partner in a married couple or civil partnership to transfer part of their tax-free allowance ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes

blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

8th October, 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

8th October, 2018



The annual allowance for pension contributions could catch you out if you're a high earner!
The Annual Allowance For Pension Contributions

Our thoughts are turning to filing tax returns for last year. I've been asked about the annual allowance for pension contributions ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont

blog.essendontax.co.uk

5th October, 2018



Micro-marketing allows your sales teams to use precise targeting.
Micro-Marketing And The Art Of Precise Targeting

Thanks to CRM systems, firms have the opportunity to manipulate vast databases to develop highly targeted campaigns ...

Kirsty Parris

Kirsty Parris

blog.andromedaconsulting.co.uk

5th October, 2018



How could you better use your time? It's by working on your business!
Are You Saving Yourself A Wage And Costing Yourself A Fortune?

There are many business owners who wonder why they should pay someone else to do things when I can do them themselves ...

Paul Brooksbank

Paul Brooksbank

www.paulbrooksbank.com

4th October, 2018



Did you know that your comfort zone is a dangerous place to be? Being in it lulls you into a false sense of security ...
The Dangers Of Comfort Zones And Cat Naps

Did you know that your comfort zone is a dangerous place to be? Being in it lulls you into a false sense of security ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis

www.steffilewis.com

4th October, 2018



When you're networking, focus on the whole meeting and identify who you want to meet with!
Networking Skills: Save The Detail For Your Private Meetings

''I hate networking, it's so artificial and superficial.'' I often hear that, and I do wonder why they are there if they dislike it so much ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman

www.jackysherman.com

3rd October, 2018



Create your ISO 9001 Quality Management System using flowcharts!
ISO 9001: Creating a Quality Management System

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

3rd October, 2018



For property developers, Stamp Duty can make all the difference to your profit!
Stamp Duty And Property Developers

Every time you buy a house you pay loads of Stamp Duty, right? Well, sometimes the rules say you can pay less ...

Jonathan Vowles

Jonathan Vowles

blog.jvca.co.uk

2nd October, 2018



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

2nd October, 2018



If you want to know what needs to go on an invoice, I'll send you our factsheet!
What Needs To Go On An Invoice?

You'd be surprised at how many businesses don't invoice correctly. So what needs to go on an invoice?

Alison Mead

Alison Mead

blog.siliconbullet.com

1st October, 2018



Making Tax Digital for VAT is coming and IT will make it easier for everyone!
Making Tax Digital for VAT: IT Is The Way Forward

Let's face it, that mad rush at the end of a financial year to make sure everything is 'in order' is stressful and unpleasant ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes

blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

1st October, 2018



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

1st October, 2018



VAT On holiday lets and serviced accommodation doesn't need to be complicated!
VAT On Holiday Lets And Serviced Accommodation

With many businesses, once your income heads above £85,000 you have to register for and pay VAT every quarter ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont

blog.essendontax.co.uk

28th September, 2018



There are many ways to market your business, both on and offline, but the most important thing is to constantly be marketing. You can't grow your business otherwise!
Marketing To Win New Customers

New products and services are constantly being developed and businesses need to ensure they are ahead of the competition ...

Kirsty Parris

Kirsty Parris

blog.andromedaconsulting.co.uk

28th September, 2018



Instead of planning too far ahead, try the 90-day planning cycle!
The 90-Day Planning Cycle And Why It Works

Ask a business owner about their business plan and you'll get varied responses. So let's talk about the 90-day planning cycle ...

Paul Brooksbank

Paul Brooksbank

www.paulbrooksbank.com

27th September, 2018



Do you follow your dreams like Felix did? He took a real leap of faith from 128,000 feet
The Courage To Follow Your Dreams

Are you anything like Felix? Do you have the courage to jump from the corporate world and follow your dreams?

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis

www.steffilewis.com

27th September, 2018



So, what makes one person more productive than others?  There are many ways of explaining this!
What Makes One Person More Productive Than Others?

German workers could clock off on Thursday afternoon and still produce as much as British workers do in a full week's work ...

Ellen Willoughby

Ellen Willoughby

www.allaboutproductivity.co.uk

26th September, 2018



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

26th September, 2018



If you want to grow your business, remember to keep the cash rolling in!
How To Grow Your Business: Lesson One

If you run a business, then part of what you have to do is to grow it. Let's face it, you have to grow your business, don't you?

Jonathan Vowles

Jonathan Vowles

blog.jvca.co.uk

25th September, 2018



In Pantomime, magic is all part of the show.
Pantomime And The Art Of The Disappearing Act

It's time to turn my attention to pantomime. I'm currently working on making people disappear and re-appear somewhere else ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth

www.davidpibworth.com

25th September, 2018



Using Sage Drive, the bookkeeper for MD Autocare was able to work from anywhere!
Case Study: MD Autocare Vs Sage Drive

When a new bookkeeper wanted to spend time working at home, we installed Sage Drive to help them ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead

blog.siliconbullet.com

24th September, 2018



If you don't have a business continuity plan, you're not ready for the next financial shockwave!
Business Continuity: Because Bubbles Tend To Burst

It's been ten years since the financial crisis began, but is your business continuity plan ready for the next shockwave?

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes

blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

24th September, 2018



What Exactly Is A Business Blog?

When I talk to new clients, and before I even get to the reasons why sblogit.com is awesome, I have to explain what a blog is ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis

www.sblogit.com

24th September, 2018



If you're not claiming the Marriage Allowance then you're missing out!
Marriage Allowance: A Million Couples Are Missing Out!

If you're a married couple, or in a civil partnership, you could be missing out on the Marriage Allowance, worth up to £238 a year ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont

blog.essendontax.co.uk

21st September, 2018



Project management is about defining then following the right steps!
The Ancient Art Of Project Management

To be successful, managers must deliver results on time and within budget so project management has become an essential skill ...

Kirsty Parris

Kirsty Parris

blog.andromedaconsulting.co.uk

21st September, 2018



If you want to discover if your marketing is an expense or an investment, test and measure it!
Is Your Marketing An Expense Or An Investment?

If you aren't testing and measuring your marketing and sales process you could be costing yourself a small fortune ...

Paul Brooksbank

Paul Brooksbank

www.paulbrooksbank.com

20th September, 2018



From a cloud of dust and gas floating around in space, to an advanced, technological civilisation in just 4.5 billion years! If that doesn't make you feel awesome, nothing will!
Space: When Did You Last Look Up?

Space is so massive that we can't even comprehend the distances involved in getting from one star to another ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis

www.steffilewis.com

20th September, 2018



Determining the scope of the QMS is a vital part of your ISO 9001 certification!
ISO 9001: Determining The Scope Of The QMS

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

19th September, 2018



Our friend the elephant feels safe with his keeper, but what if he did come out of his comfort zone and cross the river?
Networking Tips: Come Out Of Your Comfort Zone

Most business leaders know that in order to develop their business they need to develop their own skills ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman

www.jackysherman.com

19th September, 2018



Sometimes the trick is knowing what to change and how to go about making that change!
Is Your Businesses Just Trying To Survive?

Sometimes being in business is all about survival. Getting to the end of the month with enough cash to make it to the next month ...

Jonathan Vowles

Jonathan Vowles

blog.jvca.co.uk

18th September, 2018



Blackadder goes forth, one last time.
Over The Top Chaps!

This week, starting tonight, Milton Keynes Theatre of Comedy will be presenting the last ever Blackadder episodes ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth

www.davidpibworth.com

18th September, 2018



There are many evil-doers on the internet so install your Windows Updates!
The Importance Of Windows Updates

Windows Update is something that just happens and it can be quite annoying when the message box pops up ...

Paul Mead

Paul Mead

blog.siliconbullet.com

17th September, 2018



What's happening with Class 2 National Insurance?
What's Happening With Class 2 National Insurance?

The Chancellor has been mulling over changes to Class 2 National Insurance. They were going to be abolished ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes

blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

17th September, 2018



It's the quality of the visitors to your blog that really matters!
How Far Does Your Blog Post Go?

I got an email from one of my clients on Friday telling me some brilliant news and that it was because of her blog that it happened ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis

www.sblogit.com

17th September, 2018



Making Tax Digital for VAT comes into force on 1st April 2019!
40% Of Small Businesses Are Resistant To Making Tax Digital

It's clear that many business owners are resistant to HMRC's Making Tax Digital scheme ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont

blog.essendontax.co.uk

14th September, 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

14th September, 2018



ActionCOACH has a simple formula for success!
ActionCOACH: Be x Do = Have!

In my blog post this week we're going to be looking at ActionCoach's formula for life success. It's as simple as Be x Do = Have ...

Paul Brooksbank

Paul Brooksbank

www.paulbrooksbank.com

13th September, 2018

The power of the Internet, specifically the World Wide Web, was immediately apparent to me!
My Introduction To The Internet

Way back in 1994, I was working for the OU as an IT trainer. I used to teach faculty members how to use Windows and Office ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis

www.steffilewis.com

13th September, 2018

World Suicide Prevention Day 2018 highlights the fact that over 3,000 people a day worldwide choose to commit suicide!
World Suicide Prevention Day 2018

The 10th September was World Suicide Prevention Day 2018. Mental health affects us all and life can go wrong sometimes ...

Ellen Willoughby

Ellen Willoughby

www.allaboutproductivity.co.uk

12th September, 2018

Time is a resource we're all short of and it's a skill not to waste it!
Networking Skills: Don't Waste My Time

One of the most precious commodities we have always seems to run out when we need it most. I'm talking, of course, about time ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman

www.jackysherman.com

12th September, 2018

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