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Value to Existing Customers:

Needing a Boost for your Business. Working with clients on their business numbers means I often hear that a major challenge for business owners is getting more sales. It’s become obvious to me that marketing is a critical business skill for business owners, but that one of the most overlooked eleme…

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Things to think about when choosing your Cloud Based Accounting Software

At Robertson Associates, we are always banging on about ‘’knowing your business numbers to grow your business numbers’’ We do this because the right business numbers tell you the most important things about your business and, being on top of the big picture, financially, can be the difference betwee…

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Attack on Self-employed In Budget

Welcome to our monthly newswire. In this edition we will focus on the Chancellor’s Spring Budget announcements. We hope you enjoy reading this newsletter and find it useful. In his first Budget on 8th March the new Chancellor Phillip Hammond announced that he would level the playing field between e…

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4 MORE signs you need an accountant

Hiring an accountant depends on whether your knowledge, time, and money are best spent on bookkeeping, loan application, and tax preparation, or whether you have higher priorities…   So here are 4 more signs you might need an accountant:   1. Revenue is increasing but profit isn’t. If you’re …

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4 signs you need an accountant

As a business owner, up until this point, you may have managed your finances successfully. Even if you don’t have much financial knowledge or experience. However, as your business and revenue grow, managing your financials may become a task you don’t have the time or knowledge to manage. Specifical…

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How much will the dividend tax changes cost you?

  On April 6th 2016, the dividend tax system was overhauled, resulting in a significant tax hike for most business owners. In my video, I explain everything you need to know about this new measure, how much it will be costing you, and how to best minimise the impact:   If you’re looking for a sp…

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Business strategies: being busy isn’t always a good thing

You know the people I’m on about. You ask how they’re doing and you’re met with: “I’m swamped.” “Last night I was at work until midnight.” “It’s a madhouse here.” “I’ve got so many deadlines.” I’ve got something to tell you: everybody’s busy. I’m not exactly saying it’s bad to be busy. I’m just sa…

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These 4 financial tips will keep you saner for longer

I’ve always been a fervent advocate of personal financial responsibility, so to help mitigate some of the stress of dealing with your finances, here are 4 tips to keep you going… 1. Build an emergency reserve. You’d be surprised at how many businesses owners have no emergency savings. This means…

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Growth is essential to any business, here’s a little insight…

I’ve seen small businesses limit themselves by neglecting to invest in things they don’t think are necessary... but a few things are essential to growth. What are the business essentials you’re missing? What’s an example of something you could be taking advantage of? Training is a good business st…

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How to plan for the next 5 years

Where do you see yourself in five years? I’m sure growth and success are involved in there somewhere… While business strategies come and go, there is no substitute for simple goal setting. Here are a few tactics to help push you and your business toward success: 1. Review your goals every day As …

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