How to gain confidence in your area of expertise

When it comes to our areas of expertise, we can often feel insecure or uncertain. We may doubt our skills or worry that others will not take us seriously. It is essential to remember that these feelings are normal – and there are ways to combat them! In this article, we will discuss how to gain confidence in your area … Read More

How to manage your time more efficiently

Do you feel like you’re constantly running out of time and there are just not enough hours in the day? It’s no secret that time is a precious commodity in the workplace. Every day, we are juggling multiple tasks and trying to meet deadlines. It can be difficult to stay on top of it all – but with a bit … 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

What is the Pomodoro Technique?

If you receive my weekly emails you will have read about the experience I had with the Pomodoro Technique a few weeks ago. Following the responses I received I thought I would share this with a wider audience. If you’re not subscribed to my mailing list then you can subscribe here to receive weekly updates. What is the Pomodoro Technique? … Read More

What I need to know about plastic tax

If you’re a business who manufactures plastic packaging or you import plastic packaging then you need to be aware of the plastic packaging tax which is coming into place from 1st April 2022. The government has introduced this tax in their efforts to help the environment. However, biodegradable and compostable plastic will still be subject to the tax. The tax … Read More

Are you a visual learner?

The way in which people obtain and recollect information differs from person to person. Some find it easier to absorb information in the form of text and number whereas others (being the majority of people) are more visual, retaining information better when they can physically see something in front of them. Research shows that the use of graphics, images and … Read More