One of the business philosophies I’ve adopted for a number of years is that to be ultra-successful, your business must have good systems. Even before I read Michael Gerber’s brilliant ‘E-Myth Revisited’ (if you haven’t read it, you need to—it is required reading) I realised the importance of systemisation and what it can do for […]

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A massive thank to everyone who came to Carthy club last month and made it another great event! Unfortunately last month’s event fell during half-term and during the County Show. Although this meant we were fewer in number than usual, it didn’t dismay our guests and many new introductions were made! A small selection of […]

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This month’s featured blog ‘How to avoid and report internet scams and phishing’ is taken from the HMRC website. The article in full can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/report-suspicious-emails-websites-phishing   Report misleading websites, emails, phone numbers, phone calls or text messages you think may be suspicious. Don’t give out private information (such as bank details or […]

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An employer providing loans to employees or their relatives has certain National Insurance and reporting obligations. In many cases, making loans to employees or their relatives can create an obligation to report beneficial loans to HMRC. The deemed benefit would be a taxable benefit in kind for the relevant employee; this would increase the employer’s […]

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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’s worth repeating an article we first published March 2016 highlighting the cash benefit to company car drivers and their employers, of reimbursing the cost of fuel provided for private motoring. The rates have been updated for 2016-17. Since the tax on private fuel provided with company cars is so high, many employers now have […]

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