GDPR Preparation Stage 3

GDPR Preparation for SMEs Stage 3 – Right to be Forgotten, Breaches and Repeat. If you have been following the last 2 stages of our series on GDPR Preparation, you will be on the road to putting into place a reasonably robust start at GDPR compliance.  You’ve identified the data, you’ve located it, you’ve categorised it...

GDPR Preparation Stage 2

GDPR Preparation – Protection, Legal Basis and  Consent – Stage 2 In Stage 1 of GDPR Preparation we covered, Awareness, Assessing Data and Creating a Data Register. By this stage, you will have a solid understanding of what kind of data your company handles, how much you store and how it is stored. You have also started ...

GDPR Preparation for SMEs in 3 Stages

Stage 1 - Awareness, Data Identification and Creating a Register Getting ready for GDPR doesn't have to be as confusing as it appears to be.  Read our 3 part blog designed to walk you through the stages, so you don't go crazy!   1 Awareness Make sure that the relevant people in your business are aware of GDPR and the...

7 Tips to Get Your Invoices Paid

Tips for Getting Your Invoices Paid Cashflow is vital for any SME, so one of the biggest problems facing small businesses is late payment of invoices.  In Britain we are especially slow at paying our bills, in 2014 around 60% of small business owners were experiencing late payment issues – with the average firm owed over £38,186. This is a big...

GDPR – 8 Points You Need to Know

[caption id="attachment_1788" align="aligncenter" width="688"] 8 Points You Need to Know about GDPR[/caption] GDPR is on it's way But do you know what it is? The General Data Protection Regulation is designed to protect all EU citizens from privacy and data breaches. It comes into effect from May 2018, but the time to s...

Marginal Gains – How 1% Can Make the Difference

  Marginal Gains   In 2012, British Cycling wiped for floor in the London Olympics.  Those were the salad days before the recent doping controversies kicked in, and according to their coach at the time, Dave Brailsford, they owed it all to marginal gains. British Cycling’s approach to Marginal Gains was to apply the concept...

Auto-Enrolment Made Easy – What are your duties?

[video width="854" height="480" mp4="http://www.artisan-accounts.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Auto-Enrolment_14.09.17.mp4" poster="http://www.artisan-accounts.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/auto-enrolment-made-easy.png"][/video]     Well, we all know why auto-enrolment was introduced.   Not enough of us were saving i...

How to Raise Your Prices

Do your Prices Reflect Your Worth? If Not, it's Time to Close the Gap   Here's How     We just recently spoke with a client Siobhan, who owns a PR and Marketing business for small film related businesses, about a new service she was offering and her anxieties focussed around it.  She was second guessing everything about this servic...

5 Simple Rules for Working from Home

  5 Simple Rules for Working from Home     Our staff are quite a diverse bunch. We pride ourselves on that and our flexible working approach.  Working from home is common-place now, especially if you are running your own creative business. But keeping motivated and creative can be challenging, so we’ve gathered togethe...

Why Aren’t Architects Claiming R&D Tax Relief?

  Just Why Aren't Architects Claiming R&D Tax Relief?     According to Jack Tindale, manager of the All-Party Parliamentary Design and Innovation Group, only 6% of architectural and design firms, who could apply for R&D Tax Relief, do.  Even worse, SME’s are even less likely to apply for them.   Bri...

7 Corporation Tax Reliefs (for the creative sector)

  Creative Tax Relief April 6th saw the beginning of a new tax year. Our blog last week detailed some of the changes that we could expect, amongst them was a small decrease in Corporation Tax.  But are you aware that there are a group of 7 Corporation Tax reliefs that apply specifically to the creative industries?  They are similar in ...

FILM TAX RELIEF – READY FOR ITS CLOSE UP

    Films. They’re part of our consciousness.  Whether you’re into rom-com, sci-fi or Indie.  They speak to us and live with us.  The one that changed the way we looked at life after we saw it.  The one that we couldn’t sleep with the lights off after we saw it.  The one that messed us up for love for years after we saw it...