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Protect your Business from Cyber-Attacks

Protect your Business from Cyber-Attacks Cyber-attacks and security have been prominent in the news lately, and though these high-profile stories may have nothing to do with your business, the threat to small and medium size business of cyber-attacks through malware is very real.  Compound that by the fact that more of us are working f...

Garden Offices for Business

Building a Garden Office Through Your Business As many of us have been working from home for the last few months it seems that our whole approach to work is changing.  Last month Twitter announced that staff could continue working from home “forever” if they chose to. In addition, a recent survey found that 28% of employees expect...

Monitoring Staff Working From Home

Working from Home How to make sure your staff are staying productive We’re talking a lot about businesses that are starting to reopen to the public and returning employees.  But the advice is still to work from home if possible and many businesses are having to carry on with operating remotely. This means that many employers a...

Stop Paying EU VAT for Online Purchases

Stop Paying EU VAT for Online Purchases Do you buy supplies and use services online for your business? Do you order your supplies from Amazon, or share your files with your team on DropBox?  We all do these days, but are you aware that in doing so you are most likely paying European VAT on them, and this cannot be reclaimed through you...

COVID-19 Checklist for Reopening Your Business

COVID-19 Checklist for Reopening Your Business The first steps towards loosening the lockdown after COVID-19 have been taken.  Those who cannot work from home are being "actively encouraged" to return to work.  But as a business owner you have a responsiblity to prepare carefully for the return of your employees and customers.&nbs...

12 Ways to Cope When Life Suddenly Changes

12 Ways to Cope When Life Suddenly Changes  “We can’t control every aspect of our lives and we can’t stop change from happening. But how we respond to change will greatly affect our overall life experience.” This statement can’t be any more relevant than now due to the Coronavirus.  From a few dozen cases to a full-bl...

COVID-19 Support for Your Business

COVID-19: Support For Your Business We are currently experiencing a time of high anxiety in our communities with the threat of COVID-19. We all know it could cause serious damage medically and economically.  While we can’t help you with the former, we are hoping with this blog, to give you any advice, information and reassurance possibl...

Purchase an Electric Car for Your Business

Is it Time to Purchase an Electric Car for Your Business? Climate change has certainly jumped to the top of the national and international conversation over the last year, and you may have noticed recent news reports promising government tax breaks on electric cars  These breaks are coupled with the announcement that the sale of ne...

VAT For Small Business

Your Guide to VAT and Your Business Value Added Tax is one of the most confusing taxes to understand, with complicated rules and thresholds that make it an area fraught with dangers and pitfalls for small businesses.  In the blog below we answer some of the most frequently asked questions on the subject. What is Value Added Tax? ...

Get Ready for Brexit

Get Ready for Brexit If you run a small business and particularly a creative business, there are two key areas of uncertainty surrounding Brexit, that could be keeping you awake at night.  If you run a small business and particularly a creative business, there are two key areas of uncertainty surrounding Brexit, that could be keepi...

3 Problems Facing Small Business

The 3 Problems Facing Small Business Today 1. Money It won’t come as any surprise that cashflow is the main problem facing small to medium business right now.  Wasn’t it ever thus?  Yes, that’s true, cashflow has always been an issue.  But there has never been a better time for small businesses to take control of cas...

Direct banking feeds

Important News about your Direct Banking Feeds New EU industry-wide standards that are scheduled to take effect from 14 September 2019 may affect your live banking feed. Some of Xero’s bank feed connections will change to comply with the new requirements. Xero’s existing bank feeds with Barclays, as well as all UK and EU bank set up ...