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Gin of the month: Tanqueray Rangpur

2018-04-06T13:46:00+00:00 April 6th, 2018|Latest News|

Our intention with these monthly reviews was to share details of smaller, artisanal gin producers, but we were recently tempted by 2 supermarket gin offers (one of which was incredible, the other...not to our taste AT ALL)! So this month we thought we'd discuss the highs and lows of being drawn in by a bargain! Firstly, let's talk about the [...]

Planning for the future (and business growth)…

2018-03-26T15:10:12+00:00 March 26th, 2018|Latest News|

The foundations of a successful business are a strong product/service; offered at a fair price and accompanied by excellent customer service and effective marketing. These initial components are all vital but in order to maintain and grow a successful business, more is required... The formula we keep in mind is: PLANNING + KNOWLEDGE (+ an awesome accountant) = BUSINESS GROWTH Preparing for the future - using [...]

Marginal gains in business…

2018-02-07T16:34:29+00:00 February 7th, 2018|Latest News|

The concept of ‘marginal gains’ is usually associated with cycling, after it was introduced – with great success - by Sir Dave Brailsford when he became Performance Director of British Cycling. Brailsford’s idea was to break down riding a bike into component parts, and then make a small improvement in each. He believed that if just [...]

Xero tips and Tricks: Managing purchase invoices paperlessly in Xero

2018-01-11T16:31:12+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Latest News, Xero tips and tricks|

In our ‘Xero Tips and Tricks’ articles we share details of Xero features that WILL genuinely benefit our clients. In this article, we offer a practical guide for using Xero to manage purchase invoices paperlessly. Purchase invoices are the invoices that you receive from suppliers (i.e. invoices to pay). Going paperless with your bookkeeping may require [...]

Technology in Business…Top 5 Benefits

2018-01-08T12:11:58+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Latest News|

We are wholehearted embracers of technology…and we encourage our clients to be the same. This isn’t because we’re being paid by some big tech corporation to promote their products (we’re not)…it’s because we’ve seen and experienced the advantages first-hand! So, please read on for the top 5 benefits of embracing technology in business (in our opinion). On [...]

Gin of the Month: Cuckoo

2017-12-22T13:12:06+00:00 December 22nd, 2017|Latest News|

Each month, we share details of one of our favourite, tried and tested gins. This month, we take a look at Cuckoo - another local gin. Cuckoo is distilled at the Singleton family's new, independent distillery based at Holmes Farm in Brindle (in the middle of the triangle mapped by Preston, Blackburn and Chorley). The name, 'Cuckoo', [...]

Xero tips and tricks: Tracking director expenses using the mobile app

2017-12-12T10:12:14+00:00 December 12th, 2017|Latest News, Xero tips and tricks|

Xero has many features to be discovered and loved (if you’re able to feel that strongly about accounting software)! One such feature - which we regularly recommend to our clients – is the ability to record expenses using the mobile app. An expense claim is a receipt from personal spending that needs to be reimbursed by [...]