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A Business Guide to Tax Planning

“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” (Benjamin Franklin)

He’s right, of course. However, if you prepare effectively and take care to ensure that your tax planning is smart, you can reduce the impact.

Whether you’re a brand new start up or an established family business, failure to plan for business taxes can cost you and your business money.

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Scams currently in operation targeting businesses

We hear a lot these days about businesses being targeted by fraudsters. Phone calls or emails from scammers purporting to be someone they are not, in order to extract money from unwitting businesses are getting more and more common. There have been instances where communications are received that appear to be from a known and trusted email address, and recently even a case of a scammer calling up on the phone representing themselves as a debt collection agency demanding payment.

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The small business guide to video marketing

There are millions of businesses in this world. Blogs are fantastic – but it’s important to mix it up and keep things fresh. In a world where YouTube (check out our Youtube channel!) is consistently one of the most popular websites online, video marketing is clearly a tool to be reckoned with.

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Revitalise your business’s marketing plan

Variety is the spice of life – and marketing plans. The key to ensuring your marketing efforts are at their best is to mix it up regularly. There’s no point spending your budget on the same old things – diversify and try new things to increase your market reach and impact. Here’s our top 4 quick tips for sprucing up your SME’s marketing plan.

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Business leader holiday thoughts

It’s the summer holidays!

We’re well into holiday season now, and I’m sure many of us will be taking a hard-earned break from business life. You could be reading this from your sun lounger by the pool, or a cosy little café in a European square, or high up amongst the snow-capped peaks of the Alps.

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Why a good business plan is vital to your success

Have you ever tried rock climbing blindfolded?

The path of running a business is rarely travelled without encountering a few bumps along the way. Without a clear vision, your chances of making it to the top are slim – and a lot more difficult than it needs to be! That’s why a business plan is key.

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Top 5 benefits of cloud accounting

Let’s be honest – nobody starts a business for the love of managing paperwork. Managing your business’s accounts is vital, but it doesn’t have to be take up too much of your business’s time and effort. There is a better way – and it’s much easier and cheaper than you might think.

Cloud accounting software can save you and your business money, time and hassle. Today, there are a wide variety of accounting software packages to choose from – the top players being QuickBooks and Xero. These use the “cloud” – a virtual platform that means your data is stored safely online.

Here’s 5 key reasons why cloud accounting can make a difference to YOUR business.

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