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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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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.steffilewis.com

25th March, 2019



Xero support can be a frustrating, so talk to a human like me instead!
Need help with Xero? Then Talk To A Human Like Me!

Xero has become a very popular accounting system for small business owners, but their support is by email ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead

blog.siliconbullet.com

25th March, 2019



Brexit will have a dramatic effect on customs, duties and VAT for United Kingdom based businesses!
Countdown To Brexit: Importers, Exporters, Customs And VAT

The United Kingdom is supposed to leave the EU on Friday 29th March. The date may shift, but the challenges still remain ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes

blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

25th March, 2019



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

23rd March, 2019



The cast from The Cagebirds brought their energy and creativity to the production!
The Cagebirds: Letting The Bird Out Of The Cage

As a theatremaker, there is always apprehension, excitement and pure terror when putting your work on stage ...

Georgia Tillery

Georgia Tillery

www.blacksheepcollective.co.uk

22nd March, 2019



Book a spa day this Mother's Day and your mum can enjoy being pampered at Cloud 9 Spa! Why not join her?
Get 10% Off Mother's Day Treats At Cloud 9 Spa

With Mother's Day fast approaching, you can treat your mum to a spa day at Cloud 9 Spa anytime between now and 31st March ...

Cloud 9 Spa

Cloud 9 Spa

blog.cloud9spa.co.uk

22nd March, 2019



Our sumptuous afternoon tea is great value and a delight for everyone!
Treat Your Mum To A Sumptuous Afternoon Tea!

Afternoon tea is a real treat with delicious sandwiches and cakes. And it's all homemade at Potterspury House ...

Potterspury House

Potterspury House

blog.potterspuryhouse.co.uk

22nd March, 2019



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

22nd March, 2019



Are our processes and need to make things efficient and cheap turning us into human robots?
The Rise Of The Human Robot!

Since Sci-Fi books, films and TV became mainstream in the 50s, we have wondered if robots would take over the world ...

Debra Stevens

Debra Stevens

blog.dramatictrainingsolut ...

21st March, 2019



Consider crowdfunding as a form of investment, but know what you are getting into!
CrowdFunding: What Is It And Is It A Good Idea?

Crowdfunding has become a popular way to raise money over the past few years, but is it a good idea?

Bob Gibbs

Bob Gibbs

www.bobgibbs.co.uk

21st March, 2019



ActionCoach is a great investment in you and your business that will pay dividends for years to come!
Do You Focus On Money Flowing Out Of Your Bank Account?

Whatever you're considering investing in for your business, do you focus on what is going to flow out of your bank account?

Paul Brooksbank

Paul Brooksbank

www.paulbrooksbank.com

21st March, 2019



A Family Investment Company may be more suitable for you than a trust!
Family Investment Companies And Succession Planning

A question that most people ask themselves is how do they pass on their wealth to the next generation ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont

blog.essendontax.co.uk

20th March, 2019



With ISO 9001 you need to know if you can actually deliver!
ISO 9001: Operational Planning And Control

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

20th March, 2019



Cash is king, so make sure your money is flowing efficiently!
Show Me The Money!

Everyone knows that cash is king! Just how good is your business at collecting money from your customers?

Jonathan Vowles

Jonathan Vowles

blog.jvca.co.uk

19th March, 2019



Open air theatre is regaining it's popularity in the United Kingdom!
Open Air Theatre: How Did It Become So Popular?

Open air theatre has grown in popularity and has turned into somewhat of an annual tradition for many in the UK ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth

www.davidpibworth.com

19th March, 2019



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.steffilewis.com

18th March, 2019



Download our PDF guide to the Chancellor's Spring Statement 2019!
The Chancellor's Spring Statement 2019

The Chancellor presented his Spring Statement on Wednesday 13 March 2019. Here's our handy guide to what he said ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes

blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

18th March, 2019



Use your smartphone, use your laptop's webcam; whatever you use, shoot some video, solve some problems, grow your business!
How Video Is Helping To Grow My Business

As technology and connectivity improves, business owners have been surprised at the growth of video ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead

blog.siliconbullet.com

18th March, 2019



The creative journey of The Cagebirds started off when I auditioned some very talented actors and performers!
The Cagebirds: A Reflection On The Process

When I first read The Cagebirds by David Campton, I knew instantly that one day I was going to put this on stage ...

Georgia Tillery

Georgia Tillery

www.blacksheepcollective.co.uk

15th March, 2019



An effective promotional strategy can raise your profile, increase sales and grow your profits!
Developing An Effective Promotional Strategy

Marketing is often confused with PR, but those are just a couple of the components of an effective promotional strategy ...

Kirsty Parris

Kirsty Parris

blog.andromedaconsulting.co.uk

15th March, 2019



90-day planning is essential to the success of your business!
5 Ways 90-Day Planning Helps You Achieve Your Goals Faster

We are fast approaching the end of Q1 2019! For ActionCoach, that means another 90-day planning session ...

Paul Brooksbank

Paul Brooksbank

www.paulbrooksbank.com

14th March, 2019



The rise of the robo-advisor should be a good use of technology, but a sit-down, face-to-face will always be best!
Technology And Pensions:.Is It The Way Forward?

Ever heard of a robo-advisor? It's where you have automated online processes that guide clients to a successful retirement ...

Bob Gibbs

Bob Gibbs

www.bobgibbs.co.uk

14th March, 2019



Improving your self-awareness will have a positive effect on your future!
Self-Awareness And The Art Of Improving Your Life

Self-awareness is a skill that helps you to be aware of your own emotions, behaviours, beliefs and motivations ...

Debra Stevens

Debra Stevens

blog.dramatictrainingsolut ...

14th March, 2019



When developing your ISO 9001 system, you must have everything documented!
ISO 9001: Documented Information

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

13th March, 2019



Nurturers will always take the time to get to know you, but are intensely loyal!
Nurturers: Loyalty, Trust And Plain Good Manners

Two managers I worked with had fallen out after working together amicably for many years. One was a Go-Getter, the other a Nurturer ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman

www.jackysherman.com

13th March, 2019



As long as these trivial benefits stay within a certain limit, and are not cash, then they could be classed as tax-free perks!
Tax-Free Perks! Did You Know There Were Such Things?

Did you know that there are such things as tax-free perks? These are called 'trivial benefits' and are usually overlooked ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont

blog.essendontax.co.uk

13th March, 2019



Marie Lloyd was the queen of the music hall at the turn of the 20th century
When It Comes To Women Comedians, Don't Forget Marie Lloyd!

We celebrated Victoria Wood for International Women's Day as she did so much for women in stand up and comedy ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth

www.davidpibworth.com

12th March, 2019



Your business accounts are important and a good car analogy is always useful!
How Do You Make Your Business Accounts Work For You?

Every company needs business accounts to record information, to deal with VAT, employees and then file accounts ...

Jonathan Vowles

Jonathan Vowles

blog.jvca.co.uk

12th March, 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.steffilewis.com

11th March, 2019



Sage 50cloud v25.1 is here and there are some very good updates to help businesses with Making Tax Digital (MTD)!
Sage 50cloud Accounts v25.1 is here!

I've been working with Sage for many years. Now, Sage 50cloud v25.1 has been released and I'm impressed ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead

blog.siliconbullet.com

11th March, 2019



SpaceX have been testing the Crew Dragon capsule ready for manned space flight in 2019!
SpaceX And The Amazing Crew Dragon

As a firm supporter of spaceflight, I've been watching SpaceX for a number of years, enthralled at their launches and landings ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis

www.steffilewis.com

8th March, 2019



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

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

Kirsty Parris

Kirsty Parris

blog.andromedaconsulting.co.uk

8th March, 2019



A SWOT analysis for your pension and investment may ensure they are performing efficiently!
A SWOT Analysis For Your Pension And Investments

Have you ever done a SWOT analysis? It simply stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats ...

Bob Gibbs

Bob Gibbs

www.bobgibbs.co.uk

7th March, 2019



You may find that my group coaching programme, ActionClub will work for you and your business!
The Pros And Cons Of Group Coaching For Businesses

I have had several business owners ask me about our group coaching programme, ActionClub, recently ...

Paul Brooksbank

Paul Brooksbank

www.paulbrooksbank.com

7th March, 2019



We have to remember to be human if we're selling to humans!
If We Are Selling To Humans, We Need To Be Human!

One thing we must remember if we manage salespeople is that they are human and we're selling to humans ...

Debra Stevens

Debra Stevens

blog.dramatictrainingsolut ...

7th March, 2019



When it comes to ISO 9001, awareness and communication are the keys to success!
ISO 9001: Awareness and Communications

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

6th March, 2019



We didn't understand marching at first, but it was to teach us pace and rapport!
The Art Of Pace and Rapport

When I undertook my basic training in the RAF nursing service, we were taken out on the parade ground to learn how to march ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman

www.jackysherman.com

6th March, 2019



Usually, gifts would be subject to Inheritance Tax, but there are sometimes relief's available!
A Valuable Inheritance Tax Relief

There are some valuable Inheritance Tax reliefs available that may be useful if you want to make a gift without waiting ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont

blog.essendontax.co.uk

6th March, 2019



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

5th March, 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

5th March, 2019



When you can't find the time, inclination or inspiration to write, subscribe to our writing pack and let us do it for you!
A Closer Look: Our Writing Pack

The heart of any good blog post is the words. We ask our clients to send in their raw thoughts, but some can't find the time ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis

www.steffilewis.com

4th March, 2019



Remember, the auto enrollment pension rates are changing in April!
Auto Enrolment: Pension Rates Are Changing

The minimum amounts paid into Auto Enrolment pension schemes are increasing for employers and staff ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead

blog.siliconbullet.com

4th March, 2019



Make sure you keep all of your receipts as many may be allowable business expenses!
To Claim, Or Not To Claim That Is The Question!

When you're in business, it's essential to have your mindset focused correctly on your allowable business expenses ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes

blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

4th March, 2019



Seriously, you don't have to deprive yourself. Just be more conscious about what you're eating and get some exercise!
How I lost One And A Half Stone In Just Eight Weeks!

I'm not one for click-bait so this is a proper blog post. I'm not trying to sell you anything, just show you what works for me ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis

www.steffilewis.com

1st March, 2019



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

Thanks to CRM, firms have the opportunity to manipulate vast databases to highly target their campaigns ...

Kirsty Parris

Kirsty Parris

blog.andromedaconsulting.co.uk

1st March, 2019



Trust is not something that you can create, it is built up over time!
Do Buyers Trust Salespeople?

The reality is that the words 'sales' and 'trust' are rarely used in the same sentence. It's not fair, but it is true ...

Debra Stevens

Debra Stevens

blog.dramatictrainingsolut ...

28th February, 2019



If you're worried about the next recession and want to ensure your pensions and investments are working for you then get in touch!
Is A Recession About To Hit The United Kingdom?

There have been five recessions in the last 35 years. The longest gap being from 1990 to 2001 which was over 11 years ...

Bob Gibbs

Bob Gibbs

www.bobgibbs.co.uk

28th February, 2019



If you want to take your business to the next level, you have to learn before you earn!
What Do You Need To Know To Take Your Business To The Next Level?

Brad Sugars, founder of ActionCoach, maintains that, the only place earning comes before learning is in the dictionary ...

Paul Brooksbank

Paul Brooksbank

www.paulbrooksbank.com

28th February, 2019



Be careful when extracting money from the family business. HMRC will want to see that it's been earned!
Extracting Money From The Family Business

Many people want a family business that will benefit their spouse and children. But how do you extract money from it?

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont

blog.essendontax.co.uk

27th February, 2019



To paraphrase: a stranger is just a business contact you haven't met yet!
Some Thoughts On Talking To Strangers

As you can imagine I hear lots of stories about how people won great clients through chance encounters ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman

www.jackysherman.com

27th February, 2019



When it comes to ISO 9001, you need to ensure your staff compentancies are recorded!
ISO 9001: Competence

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

27th February, 2019



There are no booking fees for productions at the Arches Theatre.
The Arches Theatre: Did You Know There's No Booking Fee?

For those of you who've been to any production that I've had a part in, you will know that there are no ticket booking fees ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth

www.davidpibworth.com

26th February, 2019



If you feel your tax return is wrong, need help with disclosing a tax issue or you have received a nasty letter from the taxman then call me!
Oh No! My Tax Return Is Wrong!

Have you ever had that sinking feeling? You know the one in the pit of your stomach that your tax return is wrong?

Jonathan Vowles

Jonathan Vowles

blog.jvca.co.uk

26th February, 2019



My core blogging service gives you a 30-day free trial to try out what I do without spending a penny!
A Closer Look: Our Core Blogging Service

You've heard about blogging, but it seems like a lot of work, doesn't it? What benefits will it bring and why should you work with me?

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis

www.steffilewis.com

25th February, 2019



Don't wait until January to file your tax return, my Bookkeeping Boost service will get you sorted earlier!
Bookkeeping Boost: Helping You File Your Tax Return Earlier

January is finally over. All those doing tax returns can finally breathe a sigh of relief for another year ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead

blog.siliconbullet.com

25th February, 2019



File your tax return late or pay what you owe late and you'll receive a self-assessment penalty!
Do You Know What The Self-Assessment Penalties Are?

February is a busy time for HMRC. Based on prior years, they'll probably issue at least one million self-assessment penalties ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes

blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

25th February, 2019



It’s not just what Arbonne put in their products that makes them so good, it's what they leave out!
Arbonne: Healthy Living Inside And Out

When Marlin and Richard found Arbonne, they knew the skincare and nutrition range would compliment their own beliefs ...

Cloud 9 Spa

Cloud 9 Spa

blog.cloud9spa.co.uk

22nd February, 2019

If you'd like to find out more about employer pension contributions then do give me a call!
The Importance Of Employer Pension Contributions

I was talking to a new client on Monday about employer pension contributions and that prompted me to write this blog post ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont

blog.essendontax.co.uk

22nd February, 2019

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. Project management is now an essential skill ...

Kirsty Parris

Kirsty Parris

blog.andromedaconsulting.co.uk

22nd February, 2019

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Avoiding Misunderstandings When Networking

Some stories from networking are just sad. None more so than when a little misunderstanding damages a relationship ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman

www.jackysherman.com

21st February, 2019

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