On International Women’s Day Meet Some of our Clients.

  International Women’s Day   We wanted to do something to mark International Women's Day, both to support gender equality and to celebrate the remarkable and everyday achievements of women in business and in life. After a bit of thought we realised that the best way to do it was to hear from our unique and dynamic female clients ...

On International Women’s Day – Meet Unattended Items

Let's celebrate International Women's Day. As part of our series of guest blogs for International Women's Day, we are delighted that our amazing client, Unattended Items, have agreed to join in. Unattended Items is a company created by duo Genevieve Taricco and Scarlett Plouviez Comnas, but they can tell it better than we can....   &n...

On International Women’s Day – Meet Pom Pom

    Let's Celebrate International Women's Day!     On International Women's Day, we asked some of our fiercest female clients to share their thoughts about IWD, about themselves or about whatever they felt was important to them.  Here are some words from Lydia Gluck at Pom Pom Mag.       Hello! I’m Ly...

On International Women’s Day – Meet Ugly Duck

Copyright - Jacob Sacks-Jones, Mia Hawkes  Let's celebrate International Women's Day!     On International Women's Day we're feeling grateful to be hearing from some of our formidable female clients.  Here Ugly Duck discuss the impact they make as women leaders.   If I had a penny for every time someone at work has aske...

On International Women’s Day – Meet Ruthless Jabiru

  Let's Celebrate International Women's Day!   As part of our endeavor  to support International Women's Day we begged some of our most inspiring female clients to contribute a blog, here Kelly Lovelady from the inimitable Ruthless Jabiru explores change and power.       It is a truth universally acknowledged that...

Things to Do Before the End of the Tax Year

Things to Do Before the End of the Tax Year The end of the tax year is nigh!  So it's time to check you've done everything you should do before it gets here! Pensions Pension contributions can be used to manage your tax liabilities, but there are annual and lifetime restrictions on the amount you can invest. If you are thinking of puttin...

What’s Happening With the Change in Business Rates?

  What’s happening with the change in business rates?   You may have heard something recently about the new business rates to be introduced from April 2017.  The government’s stance was that they would have a neutral effect and that most businesses would see a drop, however that argument has been challenged in recent days and the ...

8 Simple Ways to Reduce Capital Gains Tax

8 Simple Ways to Reduce Capital Gains Tax.   Capital Gains Tax can be confusing for many business owners.  Just what is subject to capital gains tax and how is it measured?  And most importantly how can you reduce Capital Gains Tax? Capital Gains Tax is a tax applied to the net gains you make when you sell or offload an asset after...

Allowable Expenses and You.

Allowable Expenses and You.   If you run a business  you can claim for expenses on some of the costs.  Everyone knows that.  But ask them exactly what expenses can be claimed and when, and things get a little bit vague.  At Artisan Accounts, we are big believers in incremental savings that help your business and claiming your expenses co...

How to Survive Christmas with your Small Business Intact (and your sanity!)

How to Survive Christmas with your Small Business Intact (and your sanity!)   Christmas is a wonderful, crazy, stressful time, especially so if you run your own business.  With headlines recently screaming that most entrepreneurs would be working on Christmas day and taking little or no break, we decided to put together a list of things tha...

9 Best Apps for Your Business

   9 Best Apps For Your Business     It won’t surprise you to hear that we’re completely convinced that making the best use of the best apps available out there will save you and your business time and money.  And after we won the Excellence in Technology Award at AVN last month (have we mentioned that before?!) it got us t...

Quarterly Tax Reports? What the What?!!

    This year many small businesses have been shaken by HMRC’s proposals to introduce quarterly tax reports as part of its Making Tax Digital policy, which will be phased in from 2018 and should see all businesses complying by 2020.   Many business owners fear this means that they will be doing four self-assessments every year, c...