How to streamline your business

Running a business can be difficult. There are so many things to do, and it often feels like there aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done. If you’re like me you can have lots of plates spinning at once, I sometimes wonder how they don’t all come crashing down! Wouldn’t it be great if there were a … Read More

How to recruit a Sage bookkeeper

How do you recruit the right person for an accounts role using Sage 50 Accounts?  It is important to recruit the right person for your business because they will be responsible for handling your company’s finances. If you hire someone who is not qualified or experienced in Sage 50 bookkeeping, it could lead to mistakes and financial losses. Therefore, it … Read More

What makes a good bookkeeper?

Bookkeeping is something all businesses have to do.  Keeping records of all incoming and outgoing transactions, and evidence of payments so that you can file your accounts and/or tax return at the end of the year is essential to your business, it’s not something you can avoid.  Whether you choose to take on your bookkeeping yourself or hire a bookkeeper, … Read More

How to avoid procrastination

Procrastination can be a really frustrating personality trait that can hold you back in life and business, restricting your true potential. To be able to take action and do something about it, first you must recognise you’re doing it. What is procrastination? Some might say that procrastination is laziness, but this simply isn’t the case. Laziness is when you choose … Read More

What schedules should I prepare for the year-end?

At your business year end it’s important to have clear and concise figures that both you and your accountant can decipher. You need to understand your financial status as does your accountant, so that you can make important business decisions. You need to be able to back up, substantiate, verify or validate all of your figures that you hand over. … Read More

Using Custom Range in the Activity window to your advantage

At Sage Accounts Solutions we know that many Sage users don’t use the software to its full potential. This is usually due to the fact that you are only familiar with the day to day tasks you need to do within Sage. You don’t necessarily have the time to invest in learning the ropes in order to use the software … Read More

What does an accountant want?

Whether you’re a bookkeeper or a business who deals with their accountant directly it’s important you understand what they need from you. Some accountants will do the bookkeeping all the way up to year end accounts, but the majority concentrate on year end, leaving the preparation of accounts to the bookkeeper.  I have a 12- Steps Year-End course which shows … Read More

Employee or Sub-Contractor?

When deciding to take on a new member of your team it’s important to weigh up the options available to you. If choosing to take on a freelancer rather than employ then there are factors which you need to consider. Will the sub-contractor be providing their services to you through a limited company, partnership or unincorporated association? If the answer … Read More

Bookkeeping can be a lonely place

Many bookkeepers’ start off their bookkeeping business alone, the majority remain that way for the duration of their business, whilst others build their businesses and welcome team members.  Running a business independently, and mostly from home can be lonely, I’m sure so many people can relate to this after the past year we have all been through with all office … Read More