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

What’s the difference between a mentor and a coach?

There is a misconception that both the roles of mentor and coach are the same. They have similarities for sure, such as developing your knowledge and life skills but they are also very different in the way they work.  A coach and a mentor both want the same end result, to see their client fulfil their potential, but the process … Read More

Don’t ignore the elephant in the room

Do you often ignore the elephant in the room? Pushing complex tasks to the bottom of the pile hoping that they will go away? It’s easy to push tasks like this aside. If you find yourself doing this on a regular basis then it might be worth establishing the reasons behind putting more difficult tasks to one side. Is it … Read More

Is Sage Essentials being discontinued?

As some of you may know, Sage has discontinued Sage 50 Essentials and no longer sell it to new users. However, if you have Sage 50 Essentials and you’re still using it, what does this mean for you? We had an email last week from a client who runs a small business, and that has a Sage 50 Essentials subscription, … Read More

How do I manage stress at work?

Stress isn’t always a bad thing. Stress in small doses can help you to stay motivated and alert, it can help you to focus on the job in hand in order to meet your goals and face new challenges. But stress can also make you feel overwhelmed with lack of ability to cope, even more so in this pandemic landscape. … Read More

New Year, New Sage Resolutions!

I’m sure we all sit and debate over what New Year’s resolutions we should make, and whether or not they are realistic enough to achieve. So instead this year, why don’t we all make a resolution to get our Sage 50 Software in order? As accountancy professionals our Sage 50 software is what we use the most, and the more … Read More