Basic Accounting Skills

Basic accountancy skills go a long way in running a successful enterprise

Basic accountancy skills give startups and growing SMEs the ability to develop reliable, thorough and up-to-date financial records, providing a picture of how the company is doing. Accounting skills are invaluable for all entrepreneurs and these handy articles give you lots of tips and advice on fundamental financial know-how.

Excel Tips for Business

Excel Tips for Business

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Excel Tips for Business

Microsoft Excel is the world's most important piece of business software. Business owners won't need an accountant with these handy little spreadsheet hacks

What’s an SME?

What’s an SME?

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What’s an SME?

The definition of an SME can vary – we give you the criteria you need from HMRC, the EU, Companies House and others

Registering Your Business as a Limited Company

Registering Your Business as a Limited Company

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Registering Your Business as a Limited Company

​Being a sole trader may offer you the business structure you want, but it doesn’t give you the protection a limited company gives you.

Can High Street Stores Really Win Against Online Shopping?

Can High Street Stores Really Win Against Online Shopping?

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Can High Street Stores Really Win Against Online Shopping?

One of the greatest debates in business over the last 30 years is how traditional brick and mortar shops can stay afloat despite the growth of e-commerce.

How to Draft an Invoice

How to Draft an Invoice

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How to Draft an Invoice

When drafting invoices it's important to include few key details to help ensure payment.

Accountants: Outsourcing vs In-house

Accountants: Outsourcing vs In-house

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Accountants: Outsourcing vs In-house

Need to hire an accountant? Find out when you should recruit and if in-house is better.

Are Pay Slips Compulsory?

Are Pay Slips Compulsory?

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Are Pay Slips Compulsory?

It's Pay Day, so where do you stand legally on your current processes? By not providing a pay slip are you breaking the law? Here are the facts...

Mastering the Basics of Financial Management

Mastering the Basics of Financial Management

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Mastering the Basics of Financial Management

Read our quick tips on where to start if you want to improve skills in financial management.

The Basics of PAYE

The Basics of PAYE

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The Basics of PAYE

We cover the basics of PAYE and who needs to use it to ensure staff and tax are paid.

How to Treat Customer Discounts in Your Bookkeeping

How to Treat Customer Discounts in Your Bookkeeping

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How to Treat Customer Discounts in Your Bookkeeping

Whether you're offering discounts to get rid of stock, attract new customers or launch a reward scheme, make sure you record the figures accurately.

Employee Salaries: Standard Rates

Employee Salaries: Standard Rates

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Employee Salaries: Standard Rates

Salaries are such an important factor in keeping your employees motivated. But just how should you work out what to pay your staff?

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