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Using an accountant doesn’t have to be expensive. Here are 3 reasons why

Jun 11, 2020

If you’ve been doing your own business accounts to save money, now might seem a strange time to reconsider – during a period when many businesses are looking to tighten their belts. But working with an accountant doesn’t have to cost the earth. And, as we’ll see in this article, it could help your business grow stronger at this difficult time. Not all accountants charge on an hourly basisSome do, obviously, but many accountants happily work on a fixed-fee arrangement.…

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Only big businesses need accountants – and other myths busted by coronavirus

May 13, 2020

Accounting is a profession that attracts more than a few myths and stereotypes. But is that about to change? Let’s look at three of the most common myths about accountants, and explore how the coronavirus crisis is helping to explode these myths. Myth #1: Small businesses don’t need accountantsSome small business owners think there’s little value in having an accountant. Their business finances are straightforward, or the business is in its early days, so they prefer to save money by…

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How a good accountant should go ‘above and beyond’ … especially now

There’s a general assumption that accountants are all about numbers, not people. But as any good accountant will tell you, people – not numbers – are our bread and butter. In this article, we look at how accountants are helping people through the coronavirus crisis, and going above and beyond the numbers stuff. Giving proactive business adviceAccountants have a reputation for being reactive – as in, you give us your figures or tell us what you need and we’ll take…

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Practical tools to help business owners through financial uncertainty

Apr 09, 2020

In our previous article, we highlighted our COVID-19 business resource page, a hub of information on the various government financial schemes available to businesses in light of the coronavirus outbreak. If you haven’t yet checked it out, we encourage you to take advantage of the wealth of free advice that’s available on the site. That’s not all you’ll find… Templates and tools to steer your business through uncertaintyObviously, good information is vital in uncertain times. But when a situation is…

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The most helpful coronavirus business support info – all in one place

In the last few weeks the government has implemented a number of radical measures to help businesses and the self-employed withstand the financial havoc wreaked by COVID-19. But with so many different schemes being rolled out in such a short space of time, you may be struggling to drill down to the info you need. That’s why we’ve gathered the most useful advice, tools and resources in one place. Government support is available, providing you know where to lookMost of…

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