Jonathan Vowles Chartered Accountants

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6 Top Tips For Choosing An Accountant

All accountants are the same, right? Well actually, no! When choosing an accountant, which one is right for you?

 

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A Company Car For Less Than The Cost Of A Cup Of Coffee Per Day?

Can you really have a new company car for less than the cost of a cup of coffee every day? Yes, you can ...

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Even The Taxman Likes Puppies!

You would think HM Revenue & Customs an unlikely place to find puppies, but they chase down tax avoiding puppy breeders ...

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How To Grow Your Business: Lesson One

If you run a business, then part of what you have to do is to grow it. Let's face it, you have to grow your business, don't you?

   
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How To Improve Your Sales Turnover

Sales turnover is the product of the number of things you sell and the price that you sell them at. What can you do to improve?

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Business Planning: Why Is Your Business Here?

No, this is not a philosophical question, but it should stimulate some thoughts along the lines of, ''What do I want to achieve?

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10 Top Tips To Improve Your Business Cashflow

If you want to improve your business cashflow then there are a number of things you need to get sorted. Here are my 10 top tips ...

   
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What Is The Best Way To Pay A Director?

It the beginning of the new tax year, and if you run a business how much should you pay yourself to minimise your tax bill?

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The Loneliness Of The Business Owner

Being a business owner can be quite lonely. Whether you have staff or not, you need to take all of the decisions ...

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Show Me The Money!

Everyone knows that cash is king! Just how good is your business at collecting money from your customers?

 
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How Do You Make Your Business Accounts Work For You?

Every company needs business accounts to record information, to deal with VAT, employees and then file accounts ...

 

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Is Your Business A Zombie Business?

Is your business struggling? Has your cashflow become a cash drought? Is your business a zombie business?

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Oh No! My Tax Return Is Wrong!

Have you ever had that sinking feeling? You know the one in the pit of your stomach that your tax return is wrong?

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How Does Moving Online Help Your Business?

More and more people are shopping online. In fact, there is no getting around the fact that people love e-commerce ...

   
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How To Explode Your Sales!

Every business has the potential to explode with growth, but how do you make that leap from 'also-ran' to a 'high-growth' business?

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What Do You Want For Your Business By This Time Next Year?

Whether you are a start-up or established, I want you to think about your business. What do you want for it by this time next year?

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HMRC: The Best (And Worst) Excuses For Filing Your Tax Return Late

As the filing deadline is upon us I thought you might like to see some of the best worst excuses received by HMRC ...

   
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Is This The Year You Start A Business?

When is a good time to start a business? This year? Next year? Before you have kids? Are you feeling ... well, just confused?

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Have You Made Any New Year's Resolutions?

Some of you will have made New Year's Resolutions, but how many of you have thought about making resolutions for your business?

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Making Tax Digital Is Coming!

You may have received notification from HMRC about Making Tax Digital (MTD), or read about it in the news recently ...

 
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How To Grow Your Business: Lesson Two

If you run a business, then you want to grow your business. Customers will drift away, so you need to keep working to build it up ...

 

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Death And Taxes: Specifically, Inheritance Tax

Nothing in life is certain except death and taxes, so what tax reliefs are available when you die?

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Autumn Budget 2018: Was It Good For You?

In the Autumn Budget 2018 Spreadsheet Phil set the scene by getting everyone to reflect and agree that the economy has improved ...

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Autumn Budget: Is The VAT Threshold Going To Reduce?

It is that time of year when speculation grows about the contents of the Chancellor's Autumn Budget speech ...

   
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Small Business Saturday 2018

What are you doing for Small Business Saturday 2018? If you are a shopper, are you planning on shopping locally?

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Stamp Duty And Property Developers

Every time you buy a house you pay loads of Stamp Duty, right? Well, sometimes the rules say you can pay less ...

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Is Your Businesses Just Trying To Survive?

Sometimes being in business is all about survival. Getting to the end of the month with enough cash to make it to the next month ...

   
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It's Time to Ban Excuses

We all have issues that we deal with, both in life and in business, but it's time to ban excuses for why we haven't done stuff ...

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Buying A Commercial Property In The United Kingdom

Whether you are buying to rent or for your own business, buying a commercial property can be a fantastic asset ...

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Top Tips For Improving Your Charity Fundraising!

When it comes to charity fundraising, it seems to be more difficult. So what are you doing to strengthen relationships with your donors?

 
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Do You Have An Overseas Property Or Bank Account?

HMRC are stepping up pressure on anyone with overseas assets to make sure that they have declared everything they should have ...

 

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Do You Pay Enough Tax?

Ok, so you need to keep control of your costs and tax is just another cost that you need to control. But are you making enough profit?

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Are You Having A Proper Holiday This Summer?

The holidays are here and I frequently come across small business owners who haven't had a proper holiday for years ...

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Are You A Passive Reactor Or An Purposeful Achiever?

Most businesses react to changes or circumstances as they crop up, but the problem is that react is all they do ...

   
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Starting A Business: Questions To Ask Before Quitting Your Job

If you're thinking of quitting your job and starting a business, you may wonder what you need to consider before taking the plunge ...

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What Can Your Business Do If Your High Street Is Dying?

House of Fraser has announced a large number of its high street closures. What can you do to save your high street store?

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I Think Every Business Deserves A Cashflow Forecast

We have software to help us prepare cashflow forecasts for clients who use market leading software for their bookkeeping ...

   
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How To Succeed In Life And Business!

Too many people look for the easy answer, but there isn't one, as success in life and business takes effort, energy and ingenuity ...

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How To Be Financially Empowered!

If you're financially empowered, you can achieve amazing things. Part of it is knowledge and understanding about your money ...

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What Are The Signs Of A Healthy Business?

We know the signs of a healthy person: glowing skin, sparkle in the eyes, strong pulse! But what are the signs of a healthy business?

 
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Management Reports: Bill Gates Once Said

Bill Gates said, ''How you use information determines if you win or lose''. Concise, simple and points to the management report ...