Why you should invest in professional development

If you’re like me you’ll always be looking for ways to improve your expertise or learn new things. If you struggle to get out of your comfort zone in order to learn new things then this can really hinder your chances of either your business being successful or you getting promoted in your current role. You don’t even need to … Read More

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

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

How bookkeepers can manage their workload more efficiently

One thing that stands out about running your own business, is being your own boss and being able to manage your own workload. No one is there to tell you what to do, you can make those decisions yourself! However, this also means that you have no one to guide and support you with your workload especially when it starts … 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

The life of a trainer

The life of a trainer is never dull. It’s something I’ve done for about 21 years and it never ceases to amaze me how much people get from training.  It may be that clients have used Sage for decades and they just don’t see some of the features and benefits of the software. This is usually because they’re too entrenched … Read More