I’m writing this blog in January having crossed off a few more Tax Returns from the list and I look up and all the staff are engaged and beavering away as well.
Thinking about the Practice and looking at the staff reinforced then saying that I knew I could do anything they were doing ...
Every January and for those of us that were very punctilious maybe in December the ritual of entering important dates into the pocket and desk diary was a staple of our lives.
We spent a lot of time in picking our diaries many favoured a large leather bound Desk Diary which accommodated ...
I’ve been in Practice for many years now and I’ve been Chairman of the ICPA for nearly as many and I thought I’d share with you some upcoming events that I will be attending this year which I think Accountants in Practice should also be attending because it takes us away from ...
Cut your inbox to size
You’ve had a few days off over the Christmas period and you have been very good and not looked at your inbox throughout. Now day one back at the office a quick glance at your inbox and shock horror hundreds of messages are piling in one after the other.
So many ...
Clients come in all shapes and sizes from individuals wanting their affairs regularised with HMRC to nervous but excited start ups to growing businesses wanting to take the next step to well established businesses who are happy and content with their lot.
We help them with their compliance ...
As I present to accountants around the country I’m always pointing out that when it comes to professional indemnity insurance claims in relation to vat are high up there in terms of numbers of claims and the amounts paid out.
Why is the incidence of claims I relation to vat on the rise? ...
I’m often asked by Accountants whether telesales is a viable way to grow a practice and the answer is always the same, sometimes.
Why sometimes? Simple, if you think that you simply appoint a telesales company and sit back and wait for shed loads of quality leads to come through then, ...
I’m definitely not the first person to say this and I won’t be the last but that doesn’t alter the fact that it is true, you don’t just grow your practice by adding on more and more clients.
Being in practice and losing money is incredibly easy to do, but please don ...
As chairman of the ICPA, I have presented at countless conferences such as Accountex, to other Institutes such as CIMA and to Institute branches such as the AAT. To ad hoc requests from the likes of BASDA and CronerTaxwise and My Firms App and of course to our own Practice Evolution Conference ...
The old saying is still valid in that working for nothing is easy, the hard part is making a profit and I think now more than ever it is easy to lose sight of.
As accountants we can see significant changes on the horizon with regard to technology and the tax code is most definitely not ...