How to ensure data doesn’t fall into the wrong hands

Cyber Crime and identity theft is at an all time high, we can’t stress the importance enough of ensuring that your data is protected at every stage of its journey, from the start of the data being transferred to the disposal when it’s finished with. Breaches of the data protection act more often than not only come to light once … Read More

Are you ready for the VAT rate increase for the hospitality industry?

The temporary reduced rate for VAT in the hospitality industry which the government introduced following the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic will come to an end on 30th September 2021. As of 1st October the VAT rate for hospitality will increase from 5% to 12.5%. This rate is set to continue until 31st March 2022.  It’s important that you ensure … Read More

Is lack of confidence holding you back?

I speak to so many people who tell me that they lack confidence, it’s the main thing which holds people back in life. It can easily be overcome with the right guidance and support, so all is not lost! There’s usually an underlying reason why you lack confidence in yourself. Maybe people have put you down in the past and … Read More

Should I use Suspense or Mispostings?

One question we get asked a lot is “Should I use Suspense or Mispostings?” or “What is the difference between suspense and mispostings?” or “How do I know whether to use 9998 or 9999?”. They are all very good questions! The simple answer is: Suspense should be used for scenarios like ‘hmmm, not sure where to put this, so I’ll … Read More

What is a pro forma invoice and what should it contain?

Pro forma invoices are often misinterpreted and not used enough as people don’t always understand what they should be used for. A pro forma invoice is an estimated bill so that your client knows what to expect. A pro forma is usually used to approve a payment prior to being invoiced for it. They are mostly used in larger businesses … Read More

Does my business need to use consultancy services?

Many successful businesses use consultancy services in order to improve their outlook, refresh their knowledge and implement new strategies in order to become more efficient and improve their services or systems. It’s easy to get into a routine and continue to follow the same processes and procedures which are already in place. Maybe it’s the way you have been taught … Read More

How to get the most out of your software – Why training, support and guidance is important to help you increase your skills and knowledge.

Technology is becoming so advanced that we don’t always use our software to its full potential. It can be difficult to comprehend exactly what your software is capable of. It can become so time consuming investigating the ins and outs of your software and if you’re not careful it can potentially hinder your experience and create even more work for … Read More

Confidence: why a support network is important.

Do you often wonder how you can improve your confidence and self-belief? Do you have low self-esteem? It’s hard to build confidence and it takes time. Having a network of people around you to support you can give you a great lift. Sometimes lack of confidence is not always as obvious as you think. I speak to many different people … Read More

Doing the accounts is a lonely place

Being part of a team and amongst the hustle and bustle of an office feels like a distant memory for most us in this pandemic landscape. We have all adapted to working at home and in isolation. This isn’t new for virtual bookkeepers. Yes some may have popped into a clients office and based themselves there for a couple of … Read More

Sage 50cloud Payroll Bureau v27.1 is now available

Sage have announced the release of Sage 50cloud Payroll Bureau v27.1 and it’s now ready for you to download and install. Later this week it will become mandatory to complete the update and you will not be able to access your software until you have installed this latest 27.1 update. We advise on updating your software as soon as possible. … Read More