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For some time now, unincorporated businesses have been able to submit simplified accounts in order to settle their tax liabilities. The main advantage of this system is that income and expenditure is based on money received from customers and money paid to suppliers. In other words, the accruals basis, where income and outgoings are based […]

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This month’s featured blog ‘Excellence versus perfection’ comes from: Alison Bradford Professional Business and Profitability Coach Contact: 0121 288 3890   I want to talk to you about the subtle difference between Excellence and Perfection, and how the pursuit of one will propel your business forward, whilst the other with hold it firmly back. “Perfectionism is […]

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The new film – ‘The Founder’ starring Michael Keaton – recounts the secret to success behind Ray Kroc. A former milkshake machine salesman, he fell in love with how the McDonald brothers produced fries and burgers and spotted an opportunity. It tells the story of what he did to replicate their restaurants into one of […]

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The search is underway to recruit the UK’s first Small Business Commissioner. The commissioner will be a high profile role supporting small businesses in payment disputes with their larger customers. The Commissioner appointment is an important measure in tackling late payment issues. Expected to be based in Birmingham, the Commissioner will be a national champion […]

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  This month’s featured blog “How can a mobile app benefit your small business?” comes from: Jake Chadwick Franchise Partner of Appitized Business (Staffordshire) Contact: 07393 185 436   It’s very important for business’ to keep adapting to technical development, and that can sometimes mean an app. The technical world is ever changing and if your business […]

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It was a friend of mine’s Golden Wedding Anniversary this year. 50 years married. We had a wonderful time celebrating the occasion, but never did I think that such an unlikely ‘hero’ would make an appearance, let alone provide such a great example of the importance of customer loyalty in business growth . Let me […]

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